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Vecsey, George

Works: 65 works in 220 publications in 3 languages and 15,605 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Autobiographies  Biographical films  Musical films  Film adaptations  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: ML420.L947, B
Publication Timeline
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 2,221 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 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Polish and held by 1,479 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 )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Loretta Lynn and her ambitious husband Mooney who takes Loretta away from her backwoods Appalachian home to be his child bride
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 1,080 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
Baseball : a history of America's favorite game by George Vecsey( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 796 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 )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 779 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 )

5 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. In Eight World Cups George Vecsey of The New York Times pulls back the curtain on the beautiful game. 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. Vecsey immerses himself in the great national leagues, historic clubs, devoted fans, and passionate rivalries and gives us his up-close impressions of charismatic stars like S
One sunset a week; the story of a coal miner by George Vecsey( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 546 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 516 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 476 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 414 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" -- from 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 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 297 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 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan Musial : an American life by George Vecsey( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 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
Baseball : the history of America's favorite game by George Vecsey( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 160 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 126 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
Being myself by Martina Navratilova( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de (van oorsprong Tjechische) tennisster Martina Navratilova
A year in the sun : the games, the players, the pleasure of sports by George Vecsey( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Coal miner's daughter
Alternative Names
Ashe, Penelope

George Vecsey American sportswriter

George Vecsey Amerikaans journalist

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English (134)

German (1)

Polish (1)

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