WorldCat Identities

Wilson, Doug 1961-

Works: 11 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 1,503 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Children's films 
Roles: Author, Performer, Translator
Classifications: GV865.F426, 796.357092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Doug Wilson
The Bird : the life and legacy of Mark Fidrych by Doug Wilson( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lanky, mop-topped, and nicknamed for his resemblance to Big Bird on Sesame Street, Fidrych exploded onto the national stage during the Bicentennial summer as a rookie with the Detroit Tigers. He won over fans nationwide with his wildly endearing antics, but quickly emerged as one of the best pitchers in the game. Fidrych was named starting pitcher in the All-Star Game as a rookie and became the first athlete to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Wilson recounts Fidrych's meteoric rise, his heartbreaking fall after a torn knee ligament and then rotator cuff, and captures Fidrych's post-baseball life to his death in a freak accident in 2009
Brooks : the biography of Brooks Robinson by Doug Wilson( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brooks Robinson is one of baseball's most transcendent and revered players. He won a record sixteen straight Gold Gloves at third base, led one of the best teams of the era, and is often cited as the greatest fielder in baseball history. Credited with almost single-handedly winning the 1970 World Series, this MVP was immortalized in a Normal Rockwell painting. A wholesome player and role model, Brooks honored the game of baseball not only with his play but with his class and character off the field. Author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, Doug Wilson returns to baseball's Golden Age to detail the birth of a new franchise through the man who came to symbolize it as one of baseball's most beloved players. Through numerous interviews with people from every part of the legendary player's life, Wilson reveals never-before-reported information to illuminate Brooks's remarkable skill and warm personality. Brooks takes readers back to an era when players fought for low-paying yearly contracts, spanning the turbulent 60s and 70s and into the dawning of the free agent era. He was elected to the MLB All-Century Team and as president of the MLB Players Alumni, Brooks continues to influence today's baseball players. In the current climate of astronomic salaries, steroids, off-field troubles, and heroes who let down their fans, Brooks reminds baseball fans of the honor and glory at the heart of America's favorite pastime"--
Pudge : the biography of Carlton Fisk by Doug Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doug Wilson, finalist for both the Casey Award and Seymour Medal for his previous baseball biographies, uses his own extensive research and interviews with childhood friends and major league teammates to examine the life and career of a leader who followed a strict code and played with fierce determination, "
Fred Hutchinson and the 1964 Cincinnati Reds by Doug Wilson( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This biography of Fred Hutchinson recounts the life of the former manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Facing a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer in December 1963, Hutchinson and his team pressed on with their season. A late streak of wins gave them a chance to take the pennant"--Provided by publisher
Let's play two : the life and times of Ernie Banks by Doug Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Ernie Banks died in 2015, he was regarded as one of the most beloved men in baseball history. Making his start as a shortstop with the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues as a teenager, Banks went on to become the first African American to play for the Chicago Cubs. Known affectionately as "Mr. Cub," he brought exceptional talent and boundless optimism to the game of baseball, earning him a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a place in the Hall of Fame. In Let's Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks, Doug Wilson explores the life of one of baseball's most immortal figures, from his humble beginnings as a young boy living in the segregated South to his last few years and the public battles over his remains and will. Drawing on interviews of those close to Banks from all stages of his life, Wilson presents a portrait of the baseball player not just as an athlete, but also as a complex man with ambitious goals and hidden pains. Ernie Banks's enthusiasm and skill transcended issues of race and helped him to become one of the most highly-regarded men in baseball. Offering details that have never before been printed, this book discusses Banks's athletic prowess as well as the legacy he left behind"--
Hockey for kids & coaches( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes skating techniques, stick handling, puck handling, shooting, checking, passing and receiving, and motivation
Japanese sword fighting : secrets of the samurai by Masaaki Hatsumi( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essence of budo by Masaaki Hatsumi( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unarmed fighting techniques of the samurai by Masaaki Hatsumi( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This is the most comprehensive work by Dr. Hatsumi to date, and will offer the reader a unique insight into some of the lesser known areas of the Japanese martial arts, thus enhancing his understanding of the roots of such arts, as well as enabling him to learn more practical fighting techniques. The author goes beyond mere explanations, and attempts to shine light on the very essence of the spirit of Japanese Budo and Bushido."--Jacket
Advanced stick fighting by Masaaki Hatsumi( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Masaaki Hatsumi, the most renowned Budo and Ninja grand master in the world, reveals some of the secrets surrounding this revered fighting art. Hatsumi offers the reader thoughtful reflections on bushido, its venerable history, and its role in today's world. He also discusses the origins of bo-jutsu, which he sees as inexorably linked to the evolution of humankind; it is both universal and timeless. This book reveals to the reader a number of advanced techniques using medium and long sticks that were originally used by samurai swordsmen and military commanders. The original Japanese text is also included in the appendix
Systematic figure skating, the spin and jump techniques of Gustave Lussi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Button hosts this third in a series of tapes documenting the teaching methodology of skating instructor Gustave Lussi. Presents Mr. Lussi giving a skater step-by-step instruction for the axel, salchow and toe-loop-- single and multi-rotational
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.01 for Fred Hutch ... to 1.00 for Systematic ...)

Fred Hutchinson and the 1964 Cincinnati Reds
Unarmed fighting techniques of the samurai
Alternative Names
Wilson, Douglas Ray, 1961-

English (21)