The Old Man from Leftfield

The Old Man from Leftfield
Author: Neil McKee
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 714
Release: 2014-10-17
ISBN: 1496945352
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Man from Leftfield Book Excerpt:

When I was a kid in the late 1950s, while I was a student at Paoli Elementary School, I read the famous children's book that talks about the Kid from Leftfield. Also around that time, I always said to myself, "What is it going to be like in the year 2000? I'll be fifty years old!" I couldn't comprehend being that old; the thought of it scared me, and I'd probably be in a wheelchair or something worse. I bet a lot of people my age thought the same thing. This is the story of what that kid did when he reached the age of fifty.

Left Field

Left Field
Author: David Wilson
Publsiher: Unbound Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN: 1783522275
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Left Field Book Excerpt:

David Wilson has been a gaucho, a teacher, an artist's agent, a documentary filmmaker and playwright, but above all, he has been a lifelong political activist. In the 60s he marched to Aldermaston. In the 70s he protested against the Vietnam War and apartheid. In the 80s, with the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Front, he delivered food to striking miners. More recently, he has been active in the anti-war movement. As the co-founder of War Child, he was instrumental in bringing a mobile bakery into war-torn Bosnia. In 1995 the charity gained prominence with the release of the Help album. Contributors included David Bowie, Brian Eno, Paul McCartney and Sinéad O'Connor. Help captured the world’s attention and brought the healing power of music to young people whose lives had been devastated by war. Left Field is an engaging and humorous memoir which will inspire not only Wilson's generation, but also today's young people who are campaigning for a better, fairer world.

From Left Field

From Left Field
Author: Mindy Klasky
Publsiher: Book View Cafe
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 1611384338
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Left Field Book Excerpt:

A cocky baseball player and the girl next door move from friends to lovers in this sexy stand-alone baseball romance! Adam Sartain is the face of the Rockets baseball franchise, a long-time left fielder with an easy-going attitude and a reputation for helping out in the community. Haley Thurman is literally the girl next door; she and Adam grew up like siblings, raising hell and sneaking out for late-night hijinks at the neighboring Reeves Farm. Now, Haley dreams of buying the farm for her no-kill animal shelter. Haley's plan is perfect, until Adam learns the farm is for sale. His unscrupulous manager has cleaned out his bank account, and the only way he can regain his fortune, save his reputation, and continue to fund a charity for underserved kids is to buy the farm and develop it as high-end condos. Sparks fly as Haley and Adam fight over the farm—and neither is prepared for the heat when they realize they aren't just neighbors any more… This spicy stand-alone HEA with no cliffhanger is the seventh book in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky’s Diamond Brides baseball series. The Diamond Brides Baseball Series: Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order. Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger) Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson) Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt) Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin) Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris) Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes) From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman) Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond) Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter) If you like passionate stories that include a friends to lovers romance with a best friend’s little sister feel, featuring a bachelorette or bachelor auction to raise money for an animal shelter (along with outdoor education), major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you! 040322mkm

The Boy from Left Field

The Boy from Left Field
Author: Tom Henighan
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy from Left Field Book Excerpt:

Bullies, baseball, and kids who defy the odds. Hawk, a poor, half-Native boy who lives on the street, is eager to go back to school, to play baseball, and to please both his divorced parents. When Mr. Rizzuto, his baseball coach, tells him how the great Babe Ruth, playing on nearby Toronto Island in 1914, hit his first professional home run, the question arises: what happened to the baseball? Did it land in the waters of Lake Ontario and disintegrate over time? Or did someone fish it out? This is the story of a quest for a lost baseball treasure, and of a boy finding his own family roots and a place in the big city. A lively tale, it shows how kids who seem powerless can work together to take on some of life's daunting challenges as they deal with schoolroom bullies and street gangs.

Studies Out in Left Field

Studies Out in Left Field
Author: Arnold M. Zwicky,Peter H. Salus,Robert I. Binnick,Anthony L. Vanek
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN: 9027221111
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies Out in Left Field Book Excerpt:

Transformational Grammar's Underground Classic! Back in Print in the Nick of Time! (Just as the photocopies were getting too fuzzy to read!)Here is the complete and unexpurgated version of the legendary lost classic of porno- and scatolinguistic theory. Included are the seminal writings of Quang Phuc Dong (English Sentences Without Overt Grammatical Subject), Yuck Foo (A Selectional Restriction Involving Pronoun Choice), V. Anantalinguam ("Up Yours" and Related Constructions), Ebbing Craft (Up Against the Wall, Fascist Pig Critics!) and other lost eminences.

Love from Left Field

Love from Left Field
Author: Megan Ryder
Publsiher: Tule Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1945879165
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love from Left Field Book Excerpt:

She wants to save the Knights… When Miranda Callahan’s father, principle owner and hands-on dictator of the Georgia Knights, has a heart attack, the responsibility to make the team an independent success becomes solely hers. Though everyone expects her to fail in her new role, Miranda is determined to take her team to the top and earn her father's love and respect on the way. The only other obstacle is the League's consultant – a secret crush from her past – the man trying to take over the team, and the one person who can save them all. He wants revenge… LUCAS WAINRIGHT is a turnaround consultant, hired by the League to save the Knights and so many other teams – only this time it’s personal; before being ousted by Seamus Callahan, Lucas' family had been the owners of the team. Now, he has the perfect opportunity to regain his rightful position with the Knights, if he’s willing to suppress his scruples and his attraction to Miranda Callahan. Can Miranda and Lucas let go of old grudges and hold on to their new love?

Out of Left Field

Out of Left Field
Author: Ellen Klages
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 0425288617
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Left Field Book Excerpt:

A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field! Every boy in the neighborhood knows Katy Gordon is their best pitcher, even though she's a girl. But when she tries out for Little League, it's a whole different story. Girls are not eligible, period. It is a boy's game and always has been. It's not fair, and Katy's going to fight back. Inspired by what she's learning about civil rights in school, she sets out to prove that she's not the only girl who plays baseball. With the help of friendly librarians and some tenacious research skills, Katy discovers the forgotten history of female ball players. Why does no one know about them? Where are they now? And how can one ten-year-old change people’s minds about what girls can do? Set in 1957—the world of Sputnik and Leave It to Beaver, saddle shoes and "Heartbreak Hotel"—Out of Left Field is both a detailed picture of a fascinating historic period and a timelessly inspiring story about standing up for equality at any age.

No Arm in Left Field

No Arm in Left Field
Author: Matt Christopher
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-12-19
ISBN: 0316095796
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Arm in Left Field Book Excerpt:

A poor throwing arm and prejudice from one white boy keep a black junior high student from completely enjoying his position on the baseball team.

The Grand Old Man of Baseball

The Grand Old Man of Baseball
Author: Norman L. Macht
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN: 0803278969
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grand Old Man of Baseball Book Excerpt:

In The Grand Old Man of Baseball, Norman L. Macht chronicles Connie Mack's tumultuous final two decades in baseball. After Mack had built one of baseball's greatest teams, the 1929-31 Philadelphia Athletics, the Depression that followed the stock market crash fundamentally reshaped Mack's legacy as his team struggled on the field and at the gate. Among the challenges Mack faced: a sharp drop in attendance that forced him to sell his star players; the rise of the farm system, which he was slow to adopt; the opposition of other owners to night games, which he favored; the postwar integration of baseball, which he initially opposed; a split between the team's heirs (Mack's sons Roy and Earle on one side, their half brother Connie Jr. on the other) that tore apart the family and forced Mack to choose--unwisely--between them; and, finally, the disastrous 1951-54 seasons in which Roy and Earle ran the club to the brink of bankruptcy. By now aged and mentally infirm, Mack watched in bewilderment as the business he had built fell apart. Broke and in debt, Roy and Earle feuded over the sale of the team. In a never-before-revealed series of maneuvers, Roy double-crossed his father and brother and the team was sold and moved to Kansas City in 1954. In Macht's third volume of his trilogy on Mack, he describes the physical, mental, and financial decline of Mack's final years, which unfortunately became a classic American tragedy.

The October Heroes

The October Heroes
Author: Donald Honig
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1996-08-28
ISBN: 9780803272866
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The October Heroes Book Excerpt:

As Donald Honig points out in his introduction, “Every World Series in itself is a tale with beginning, middle, and end, and because there must be a winner, there must be a hero.” Tales of Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Sandy Koufax, and Willie Mays are related by the star players who knew them. Those players recall vivid moments from their World Series games, stretching from 1912 to 1974.

Champions of Naught Six The Story of the 1906 Cleburne Railroaders

Champions of Naught Six  The Story of the 1906 Cleburne Railroaders
Author: Wiley Whitten
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-05-18
ISBN: 0557469554
Category: Baseball
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Champions of Naught Six The Story of the 1906 Cleburne Railroaders Book Excerpt:

This is the story of the Cleburne Railroaders and the 1906 Texas season. Tris Speaker was an 18 year old rookie that season on his way to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Ft. Worth and Dallas battled for the first half flag, but it was Cleburne at season's end that proved to be the best.

Coaching Girls Ponytail Softball

Coaching Girls Ponytail Softball
Author: Danford Chamness
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2002-09-01
ISBN: 0595241794
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coaching Girls Ponytail Softball Book Excerpt:

This book was written expressly for you who are coaching children in softball. We stress how to teach children this fun game and to have fun doing it. The book covers all facets of the game from “how to” throw a ball to strategies and tactics. When coaching children it should be a fun experience for everyone, for you, for the parents, and for the children. As a coach, we cover the teaching attitude and methods. We always keep in mind that the game is for the children and not for the adults. Winning isn't everything, but learning to play well and wanting to win is. We take the children from kindergarten through the eighth grades and break them into four categories. In each category we discuss the players needs and abilities, what they are capable of in both the physical and emotional sense, and their limitations. We have also defined the coach’s role, the parent’s role and the player’s role.

Confessions from Left Field

Confessions from Left Field
Author: Raymond Mungo
Publsiher: Dutton Adult
Total Pages: 169
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9780525241683
Category: Baseball
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions from Left Field Book Excerpt:

Bird Hunting in Brooklyn Ebbets Field the Dodgers and the 1949 National League Pennant Race

Bird Hunting in Brooklyn  Ebbets Field  the Dodgers and the 1949 National League Pennant Race
Author: Bob Mack
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-02
ISBN: 1435711904
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bird Hunting in Brooklyn Ebbets Field the Dodgers and the 1949 National League Pennant Race Book Excerpt:

Those were the days, my friends ... so grab a hot dog and an egg cream, and travel back in time to learn how Babe Ruth won a farting contest, how the first chest protector almost killed Wilbert Robinson, how Leo Durocher rescued the Dodgers from a flaming train wreck, how Jackie Robinson's sore arm landed him in Brooklyn, why the spitball was good for baseball, why Burt Shotton would not wear a uniform, who stole the Kaiser's ashtray, and how the Bums from Flatbush snatched the National League pennant from the St. Louis Cardinals on the last day of the 1949 baseball season...

Growing Up Ethnic in America

Growing Up Ethnic in America
Author: Maria Mazziotti Gillan,Jennifer Gillan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1999-11-01
ISBN: 1101640200
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Up Ethnic in America Book Excerpt:

Stories navigating the commplicated terrain of race in America, from acclaimed writers like Toni Morrison, E.L. Doctorow, Sandra Cisneros, Sherman Alexie, and Amy Tan The editors who brought us Unsettling America and Identity Lessons have compiled a short-story anthology that focuses on themes of racial and ethnic assimilation. With humor, passion, and grace, the contributors lay bare poignant attempts at conformity and the alienation sometimes experienced by ethnic Americans. But they also tell of the strength gained through the preservation of their communities, and the realization that it was often their difference from the norm that helped them to succeed. In pieces suggesting that American identity is far from settled, these writers illustrate the diversity that is the source of both the nation's great discord and infinite promise. "These beautiful stories radiate with the poignant, ingenious ways young people come to terms with their ethnic identities, negotiating their families, school, friends and their futures . . . This exemplary collection fulfills the editors' aims: to open dialogue and encourage the telling of difficult, adaptive or affirming life experiences." -Publisher's Weekly

Studies Out in Left Field Defamatory Essays Presented to James D McCawley on the Occasion of His 33rd Or 34th Birthday

Studies Out in Left Field  Defamatory Essays Presented to James D  McCawley on the Occasion of His 33rd Or 34th Birthday
Author: Arnold M. Zwicky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language and languages
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies Out in Left Field Defamatory Essays Presented to James D McCawley on the Occasion of His 33rd Or 34th Birthday Book Excerpt:

The Yankees in the Early 1960s

The Yankees in the Early 1960s
Author: William J. Ryczek
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 1476616736
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yankees in the Early 1960s Book Excerpt:

This is a history of the New York Yankees over a decade which saw them at the top of the American League and at the bottom. Based upon thorough background research and interviews with over 100 former players, the book covers the major stories of the period as well as some not seen elsewhere. The seventh games of the 1960 and 1962 World Series are described in detail, replete with the remembrances of many of the participants. The infamous Phil Linz harmonica incident, the fruitless search for another Mickey Mantle and the surprising emergence of Mel Stottlemyre are some of the stories that make the early '60s such a fascinating era in Yankee lore.

Junk

Junk
Author: Alison Stewart
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1613730586
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Junk Book Excerpt:

When journalist and author Alison Stewart was confronted with emptying her late parents' overloaded basement, a job that dragged on for months, it got her thinking: How did it come to this? Why do smart, successful people hold on to old Christmas bows, chipped knick-knacks, and books they will likely never reread? Junk details Stewart's three-year investigation into America's stuff. Stewart rides along with junk removal teams like Trash Daddy, Annie Haul, and Junk Vets. She goes backstage at Antiques Roadshow, and learns what makes for compelling junk-based television with the executive producer of Pawn Stars. And she even investigates the growing problem of space junk—23,000 pieces of manmade debris orbiting the planet at 17,500 mph, threatening both satellites and human space exploration. But it's not all dire. Readers will also learn that there are creative solutions to America's crushing consumer culture. The author visits with Deron Beal, founder of FreeCyle, an online community of people who would rather give away than throw away their no-longer-needed possessions. She spends a day at a Repair Café, where volunteer tinkerers bring new life to broken appliances, toys, and just about anything. Junk is a delightful journey through 250-mile-long yard sales, resale shops, and packrat dens, both human and rodent, that for most readers will look surprisingly familiar.

Out of Left Field

Out of Left Field
Author: Jeffrey Lyons,Douglas B. Lyons
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Left Field Book Excerpt:

Presents obscure baseball lore and trivia drawn from old newspapers, interviews with players, and visits to ballparks

Going the Distance

Going the Distance
Author: Michael Joyce
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 1438447973
Category: FICTION
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going the Distance Book Excerpt:

His major league baseball dreams dashed, a former pitcher returns home to make a life or death family decision.