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Wertheim, L. Jon

Overview
Works: 21 works in 102 publications in 3 languages and 6,428 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Miscellanea  Fiction  Juvenile works  Basketball stories  Football stories  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV707, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by L. Jon Wertheim
Scorecasting : the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won by Tobias J Moskowitz( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran sportswriter L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost. Drawing from Moskowitz's original research, as well as studies from fellow economists such as Richard Thaler, the authors look at: the influence home-field advantage has on the outcomes of games in all sports, and why it exists; the surprising truth about the universally accepted axiom that defense wins championships; the subtle biases that umpires exhibit in calling balls and strikes in key situations; the unintended consequences of referees' tendencies in every sport to "swallow the whistle," and more.--From publisher description
Strokes of genius : Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever played by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 2008 Wimbledon men's final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. Yet in the last few moments of daylight, swashbuckling Spaniard Rafael Nadal prevailed in what was, according to the author, "essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis." This book deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, psychology, technology, strategy, and personality that go into a single tennis match. With vivid, intimate detail, Wertheim re-creates this epic battle in a book that is both a study of the mechanics and art of the game and the portrait of a dramatic rivalry.--From publisher description
Venus envy : a sensational season inside the women's tennis tour by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the women's tennis tour details the characters and psyches of the top players and discusses such topics as race, sexuality, and dysfunctional families
Blood in the cage : mixed martial arts, Pat Miletich, and the furious rise of the UFC by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An inside look at the growing sport of mixed martial arts chronicles the life and career of Pat Miletich, a pioneer of mixed martial arts and six-time UFC champion, against the backdrop of the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship
You can't make this up : miracles, memories, and the perfect marriage of sports and television by Al Michaels( Book )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michaels, one of television's most respected broadcasters, interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports. Over the course of his forty-plus year career, he is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He gives readers unique insight into the high drama, the colorful players, and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture
Running the table : the legend of Kid Delicious, the last great American pool hustler by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a portrait of Danny Basavich, a New Jersey-born pool hustler known as Kid Delicious, and his set-up man, Bristol Bob, as they embark on a four-year odyssey through the pool halls and urban billiard rooms of America
Transition game : how Hoosiers went hip-hop by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the transformation of high-school basketball in America's heartland assesses the influence of such factors as technology, multiculturalism, commercialization, and more on the sport of basketball in Indiana, looking at the growth of the women's game, the influx of players of foreign heritage, the influence of big money, and the emphasis on style rather than shooting
The rookie bookie by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When seventh-grader Mitch Sloan moves to Jonasburg, Indiana, he uses his exceptional skills in math, money, and sports statistics to make friends--but gets in over his head when he starts a football betting ring"--
Foul lines : a pro basketball novel by Jack McCallum( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pair of senior Sports Illustrated writers presents the NBA-inspired tale of Yale senior Jamal Kelly, who lands a job with the Los Angeles Lasers and finds his former life of poverty transformed into a maelstrom of charter flights, high living, and attractive women
Scorecasting [the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won] by Tobias J Moskowitz( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage," and the overpayment of athletic talent
Blood in the cage mixed martial arts, Pat Miletich, and the furious rise of the UFC by L. Jon Wertheim( Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Blood in the Cage, Sports Illustrated staff writer L. Jon Wertheim examines the rise of mixed martial arts and the development of the Ultimate Fighting Challenge culture
You can't make this up : miracles, memories, and the perfect marriage of sports and television by Al Michaels( Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. Over the course of his forty-plus year career, he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history and is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed firsthand some of the most memorable events in modern sports and, in this highly personal and revealing account, brings them vividly to life. Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century--from the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals known as the "Miracle on Ice" to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here--Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth, and many, many more
Scorecasting the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won by Tobias J Moskowitz( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage," and the overpayment of athletic talent
Running the table [the legend of Kid Delicious, the last great American pool hustler] by L. Jon Wertheim( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The rookie bookie : a novel by L. Jon Wertheim( Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town--until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he has made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory--if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!
Strokes of genius : Federer v Nadal, rivals in greatness by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otaku no kodo keizai gakusha supotsu no uragawa o yomitoku : Kyo mo jimoto chimu ga katsu honto no riyu by Tobias J Moskowitz( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Venus envy by L. Jon Wertheim( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A behind-the-scenes look at the hugely popular and often controversial world of women's tennis featuring such household names as Venus and Serena Williams and Anna Kournikova. At a time when attendance and TV ratings for women's tennis are at an all-time high, Sports Illustrated writer L.Jon Wertheim, draws on his investigative talents and knowledge of the game to infiltrate the heretofore closed locker rooms of the women's tour and chronicle this remarkable era in the sport's history. With a narrative sweep that rockets along like a Venus Williams serve, it takes the reader from the year's first Grand Slam tournament--where a top player ignited a firestorm of controversy when she decided to come out-- to Venus' epochal victory at Wimbledon to the U.S. Open where Serena Williams defends her title and all the whistle-stop tournaments in between where the Russian vixen Anna Kournikova sent hormonally challenged teenagers, not to mention male sportswriters, into a frenzy, Venus Envy offers the reader the equivalent of a center-court seat and an all-access locker room pass. The book will contain a wealth of previously unreported, inside-the-locker room anecdotes about the marquee names in women's tennis and should engender much off-the-book-page coverage. There are more identifiable stars than ever before and the rivalries are intense and often rancorous. The book will even appeal to those readers with only a passing interest in tennis since many of the players have transcended the sport, appearing on the covers of magazine like GQ, Rolling Stone and Vogue
Women's Tennis ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Venus. Martina. Lindsay. Serena. The stars of women's tennis are so well-known, they need only one name. Ratings are so high that the U.S. Open will feature the women's finals prime-time. Join guest host Frank Stasio for a look behind the rising popularity of women's tennis
Rattling the cage : heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is the antithesis of the UFC's Vegas-style extravagance ... by L. Jon Wertheim( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Wertheim Jon 1971-....
Wertheim, L Jon
Wertheim Lewis Jon 1971-....
ワーサイム, L. ジョン
Languages
English (94)
Japanese (2)
French (2)
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