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  • Baseball: A Literary Anthology

    By Nicholas Dawidoff

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781931082099
    • Publisher: The Library of America
    • Published: March 2002
    This vivid panorama offers a lively mix of stories, memoirs, poems, newspaper columns, insider accounts - from baseball's pastoral origins to apotheosis as our only barely disputed national pastime. There are unforgettable takes on the great game from the likes of Ring Lardner, Don DeLillo, Damon Runyon, Red Smith, William Carlos Williams, John Updike, Gay Talese, Roger Angell, David Remnick, Philip Roth, Stephen King, and Amiri Baraka, among others. The perfect summer companion. 721p.
  • Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football

    By Nicholas Dawidoff

    Our Price: $14.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316196796
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: November 2013
  • Collision Low Crossers: Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football

    By Nicholas Dawidoff

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316196789
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: September 2014
    "Football is the country's most popular pastime, and yet most of what happens in today's NFL is a mystery. The New York Jets gave Nicholas Dawidoff a security code, a locker, an office in the scouting department, and for an entire year he lived with the team. He has written a vivid, funny, and moving narrative about an emblematic NFL season that deepens the way we know the game. In COLLISION LOW CROSSERS, Dawidoff introduces us to a memorable cast of characters: brilliant, polarizing head coach Rex Ryan;the defensive coaches and their offensive counterparts and rivals; the best defensive player in football Darrelle Revis and the young, whimsical, and erratic quarterback Mark Sanchez; and the brotherhood of American characters who come together to form ateam. Here finally is the definitive work on the elusive game, a story that is part Paper Lion and part Moneyball, part Deliverance and part The Office"--
  • Fly Swatter: Portrait of an Exceptional Character

    By Nicholas Dawidoff

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375700064
    • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
    • Published: May 2003
    In The Fly Swatter, Nicholas Dawidoff--bestselling author of The Catcher Was a Spy--vividly reconstructs the life of his grandfather, Alexander Gerschenkron-the Harvard professor who knew the most.A fascinating character, Gerschenkron feuded with Vladimir Nabokov and John Kenneth Galbraith, flirted with Marlene Dietrich, and played chess with Marcel Duchamp and one-upped both Isiah Berlin and (allegedly) Ted Williams. At Harvard, this celebrated polyglot was known as “The Great Gerschenkron.” He was an influential economic theorist who knew twenty languages and so much about so many other things that he was offered chairs in three departments. All this after beginning life with traumatic dramatic escapes from the Bolsheviks (in 1920) and the Nazis (in 1938). Riveting and eloquent, The Fly Swatter's most unusual accomplishment is that it succeeds in telling the extraordinary story of a man's soul.
  • Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

    By George Plimpton

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316284509
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: April 2016
    The book that made a legend--and capture's America's sport in detail that's never been matched, now featuring an introduction by Tom Wolfe aand never-before-seen content from the Plimpton Archives. George Plimpton was perhaps best known for PAPER LION, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when sixty high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals.One of the funniest and most insightful books ever written on football, PAPER LION is a classic look at the gridiron game and a bookThe Wall Street Journal calls "a continuous feast...The best book ever about football--or anything!"
  • The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

    By Nicholas Dawidoff

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679762898
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 1995
    Following his 15-year career as a catcher for such teams as the New York Robins and the Chicago White Sox, the Princeton - and Sorbonne-trained scholar went on to become a spy for the OSS during WWII. In that capacity, he was once assigned to tail the Nazi physicist Werner Heisenberg and assassinate him if it would prevent the Nazis from developing an atom bomb. B&W photos. 480p. Pap.
  • The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

    By Nicholas Dawidoff

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679415664
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: June 1994
    Educated at Princeton, the Sorbonne and Columbia, Berg set aside his baseball career (1923-1939) a month after Pearl Harbor for a career in diplomacy and espionage. His work with the OSS in determining Germany's atomic bomb capability is revealingly documented, along with his intermittent disappearances after the war. A thoroughly Jewish-American enigma. Notes, selected bib., index. B&W photos. 453p.
  • The Crowd Sounds Happy: A Story of Love, Madness, and Baseball

    By Nicholas Dawidoff

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375400285
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: May 2008
    Bestselling author Nicholas Dawidoff has written a coming-of-age memoir of a doomed hometown, a missing father, a single mother, and the baseball players who came to him every night on his bedside radio. 'The Crowd Sounds Happy' is made of strong and remarkable characters; his single mother who is an overwhelmed and enterprising woman who only wants the best for her children's future and who is juxtaposed against a dangerous and spiteful father figure who haunted the family. Throughout this unforgettable memoir, readers will find sympathy in the most unlikely places, and witness first hand just how helpful America's pastime can be in the wake of a tumultuous upbringing.
  • The Quest for Corvo: An Experiment in Biography

    By A. J. A. Symons

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780880014830
    • Publisher: The Ecco Press
    • Published: February 1997
    *Nicholas Dawidoff, Introduction; Julian Symons, Preface. The ghoulishly beautiful story of a person whose kinks of temperament led to the destruction of his soul. Index. 1 illus. 278p.

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