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Vecsey, George

Overview
Works: 58 works in 223 publications in 7 languages and 15,499 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Biographical films  Juvenile works  Musical films  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: ML420.L947, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about George Vecsey
 
Most widely held works by George Vecsey
Loretta Lynn : Coal miner's daughter by Loretta Lynn( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A down-home story of a down-home girl. Loretta Lynn, darling of country music fans, tells in her own words of her youth in Butcher Holler, Kentucky; her marriage at 14 to Doolittle "Mooney" Lynn; being a grandmother at age 29; and her rise to country music's Best Female Vocalist. She comes off as a simple person, caught up in the whirlwind of fame, yet wishing to spend more time with her family
Get to the heart : my story by Barbara Mandrell( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara tells of her life and career, and the tragic accident that changed her forever
Martina by Martina Navratilova( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private and public life of the top tennis player in the world, who used to dream of living in America and of being Centre Court at Wimbledon when she was a young child in Czechoslovakia
Coal miner's daughter by Michael Apted( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the acclaimed performance that earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, Sissy Spacek stars as legendary Loretta Lynn, the dirt poor Appalachian Mountains girl who rose from humble beginnings to become the "Queen of Country Music." At eighteen, the mother of four children and busy housewife still finds time to write and sing songs at small fairs and local honky-tonks. Recognizing her raw talent and huge potential, her ambitious husband Mooney (Tommy Lee Jones) prods her into making a record and going to Nashville. After a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, the record becomes a smash hit, launching her career to super stardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever
Troublemaker : one man's crusade against China's cruelty by Hongda Harry Wu( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world was captivated in the summer of 1995, when Harry Wu, a Chinese-born American citizen, was detained at the Chinese border and then later formally arrested on spying charges. To the autocrats of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing, Harry Wu is nothing but a convicted criminal and spy, an unrepentant counterrevolutionary who spent nineteen years in labor camps and has taken revenge by secretly entering China under false names to steal state secrets. To the rest of the world, Harry Wu is an extraordinarily courageous man, one of the most prominent expatriate Chinese dissidents, whose Laogai Research Foundation publicizes abuses in the Chinese penal system. Laogai is Chinese for "reform through labor," and the term, which is used to denote the labor camp system, has become analogous to the Soviet gulag, the nationwide archipelago of camps made famous by Alexander Solzhenitsyn's great work. For sixty-six days, the world waited to see if Harry Wu would be sent back to prison. His detention was considered so important that both houses of the U.S. Congress passed resolutions condemning the Chinese authorities and urging President Clinton to use every diplomatic means to win his freedom. Only after his mock trial and expulsion from the country did Hillary Rodham Clinton announce that she would attend the United Nations women's conference held in Beijing. Wu has returned to China secretly four times, compiling written and video information on the extensive prison system and many other abuses. In Troublemaker, Wu tells why the Chinese authorities rightly denounce him as the country's "No. 1 troublemaker," and put him on a secret most-wanted list of enemies. He explains why he willingly returns to a country whose dictatorial government wishes only to silence or do away with him
Stan Musial : an American life by George Vecsey( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the kind of prestigious biographical treatment previously afforded to his more celebrated contemporaries. More than just a recounting of Musial's life, this is the definitive portrait of one of the game's best-loved but most unappreciated legends, told through the remembrances of those who played beside, worked with, and covered "Stan the Man" over his nearly seventy years in the national spotlight. Stan Musial never married a starlet. He didn't die young, live too hard, or squander his talent. There were no legendary displays of temper or moodiness. He was merely the most consistent superstar of his era, a scarily gifted batsman who compiled 3,630 career hits (1,815 at home and 1,815 on the road), won three World Series titles, and retired in 1963 in possession of 17 major-league records. Away from the diamond, he proved a savvy businessman and a model of humility and graciousness toward his many fans in St. Louis and around the world.--From publisher description
Baseball : a history of America's favorite game by George Vecsey( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great bards of America's Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of baseball, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the sport, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and makes a classic story seem refreshingly new. This book is a narrative of America's can-do spirit, in which stalwart immigrants could transplant cricket and rounders in the fertile American culture and die-hard unionist players could later become the tightfisted avatars of the game's big-money establishment. It's a celebration of champions and underdogs. But most of all, it is a testament to the unbreakable bond between our nation's pastime and the fans, who've remained loyal through the fifty-year-long interdict on black athletes, the Black Sox scandal, franchise relocation, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs by some major stars.--From publisher description
Forever yours, faithfully : my love story by Lorrie Morgan( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country music superstar recounts her tempestuous love affair with bluegrass musician Keith Whitley; describes life with a self-destructive, alcoholic genius and his tragic death; and her struggle to build a new life
Eight world cups : my journey through the beauty and dark side of soccer by George Vecsey( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Americans increasingly embrace soccer, one of the country's most respected sports columnists has been covering the world's signature tournament for three decades. Blending witty travelogue with action on the field--and shady dealings in the back rooms--Vecsey offers an eye-opening, globetrotting account of the last eight World Cups, chronicling the United States team's slow, episodic rise while evidence of corruption grows in the sport's executive suites
One sunset a week; the story of a coal miner by George Vecsey( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting off the ground : the pioneers of aviation speak for themselves by George Vecsey( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-nine pioneer aviators discuss their experiences in the early days of flying
Five o'clock comes early : a young man's battle with alcoholism by Bob Welch( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Welch was twenty-three, a World Series star, and promising young pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers when he realized he was an alcoholic. He became one of the first prominent athletes to discuss his ongoing treatment for addiction. His description of his time at the rehab center and his daily struggle to stay sober has been a guiding light to more than a generation of people, young and old, who face addiction in themselves or their families
Loretta Lynn : coal miner's daughter by Loretta Lynn( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Loretta Lynn's classic memoir tells the story of her early life in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and her amazing rise to the top of the music industry. Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one of the most prolific and influential songwriters and singers in modern country music. Here we see the determination and talent that led to her trailblazing career and made her the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association and the first woman to receive a gold record in country music"--Publisher's web site
The way it was; great sports events from the past by George Vecsey( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected from Coal miner's daughter by Loretta Lynn( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loretta Lynn's own life story. She talks about many of the events and people that have influenced her life
Joy in Mudville; being a complete account of the unparalleled history of the New York Mets from their most perturbed beginnings to their amazing rise to glory and renown by George Vecsey( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball : the history of America's favorite game by George Vecsey( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball has been around in various forms for thousands of years, but within the last 200 years it has become an American institution. Growing from a sport played in open fields and in big city streets, baseball has seen its share of innovators and detractors, heroes and villains. Vecsey details them all from the scandalous Black Sox of 1919 and modern steroid abusers to icons like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, and the countless underdogs that came out of nowhere to capture the imaginations of fans everywhere
Baseball's most valuable players by George Vecsey( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willie, Mays, Frank Frisch, Jo DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Lou Boudreau, Ted Williams, Jim Konstanty, Yogi Berra, Ernie Banks, Mickey Mantle, Maury Wills, Ken Boyer, Zoilo Versalles
Stan Musial : an American life by George Vecsey( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sports journalist George Vecsey gives Musial, the twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon, the kind of biographical treatment previously afforded to his celebrated contemporaries, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. More than just a chronological recounting of the events of Musial's life, this is the definitive portrait of one of the game's best-loved, but most unappreciated, legends, told through the remembrances of those who played beside, worked with, and covered "Stan the Man" over the course of his nearly seventy years in the national spotlight
Being myself by Martina Navratilova( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de (van oorsprong Tjechische) tennisster Martina Navratilova
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Coal miner's daughter
Alternative Names
Ashe, Penelope

George Vecsey American sportswriter

George Vecsey Amerikaans journalist

벡시, 조지

조지 벡시

ベクシー, ジョージ

Languages
English (137)

French (2)

German (1)

Chinese (1)

Italian (1)

Polish (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Get to the heart : my storyMartinaCoal miner's daughterTroublemaker : one man's crusade against China's crueltyStan Musial : an American lifeBaseball : a history of America's favorite gameForever yours, faithfully : my love storyLoretta Lynn : coal miner's daughterStan Musial : an American life