WorldCat Identities

Berger, Phil

Overview
Works: 51 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 5,573 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Director, Illustrator, Photographer, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Phil Berger
Blood season : Tyson and the world of boxing by Phil Berger( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes look at Mike Tyson and his world
The last laugh : the world of the stand-up comics by Phil Berger( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smokin' Joe : the autobiography of a heavyweight champion of the world, Smokin' Joe Frazier by Joe Frazier( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When boxing was bold, bright, and glamorous and the fights were the hottest sporting events of the year, Joe Frazier was king as the Heavyweight Champion of the World. From 1970 to 1973 he reigned. With a career record of 32-4-1 with twenty-seven knockouts and an Olympic gold medal, Frazier leaves little question that he was one of the greatest fighters of all time. Well-known, loved, and revered as a gentleman and a fierce competitor in the ring, Joe Frazier speaks his mind in Smokin' Joe--about growing up poor and fighting in the first $2.5 million bout; about the early days of his friendship with Muhammad Ali and how their relationship changed; and about the often corrupt world of boxing and what really went on inside and outside the ring. Personable, good-natured, and funny, Frazier's story is a real delight
Michael Jordan by Phil Berger( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of basketball player Michael Jordan, including color photographs and career statistics
Larry Holmes : against the odds by Larry Holmes( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Larry Holmes, the reader will experience the uplifting odyssey that took Larry Holmes from a boxing nobody to a world champion. Holmes is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight champions of our time and held the title for more than seven years. But his rise to the top was hardly an easy one. He began his life as one of twelve children raised by a single mother in Cuthbert, Georgia, and had to struggle in poverty for the first sixteen years of his life. His road to champion-from which he would net $40 million-was one requiring doggedness and extreme courage, qualities that led people to dub Holmes "The People's Champion." Also featured in the book is an insider's look at Holmes relationship with Muhammad Ali, his views on the state of boxing in the 1990s-including the Mike Tyson situation, his fights with Don King, and his ratings of the top boxers today. Larry Holmes is a champion in every sense of the word. He has risen to every challenge he faced-from poverty to ridicule to naysayers-and his life story is both inspiring and moving
The state-of-the-art robot catalog by Phil Berger( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forever showtime : the checkered life of Pistol Pete Maravich by Phil Berger( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Namath, maverick quarterback by Phil Berger( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the star quarterback for the New York Jets whose activities away from the football field have earned him the name "Broadway Joe."
Heroes of pro basketball by Phil Berger( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Punch lines : Berger on boxing by Phil Berger( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Championship teams of the NFL by Phil Berger( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miracle on 33rd Street; the New York Knickerbockers' championship season by Phil Berger( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More championship teams of the NFL by Phil Berger( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the championship seasons of the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Colts, and Miami Dolphins
The boys of Indy by Phil Berger( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great moments in pro football by Phil Berger( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of great football teams and players and their most important games. Includes players Nevers, Hornung, Brocklin, and Gale Sayers
Twisted genius : confessions of a $10 million scam man by Craig Jacob( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Craig Jacob, confidence man, paid off gambling debts by cheating his card-playing friends, passed forged checks, used counterfeit credit cards, and despite a seven-and-a-half-year prison term, remains unrepentant. This is his memoir
Great running backs in pro football by Phil Berger( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen close-ups of pro football players including Hugh McElhenny, Paul Hornung, Don Perkins, Gale Sayers, Hoyle Granger, and Leroy Kelly
Knight fall : Bobby Knight : the truth behind America's most controversial coach by Phil Berger( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mickey Mantle by Phil Berger( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the legendary Yankee baseball player Mickey Mantle
The last laugh : the world of stand-up comics by Phil Berger( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book "is the first and only book to take readers deep into the bizarre universe of the stand-up comic, from early standouts like Milton Berle and Shecky Greene to todays hottest acts. In this pioneering history [the author] offers a genuine and immediate view of the hardships, pressures, and fleeting glories that comics encounter nightly. Performers profiled include Woody Allen, Sandra Bernhard, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Phyllis Diller, Dick Gregory, Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Rita Rudner, Lily Tomlin, Robin Williams, and many others. This substantially updated edition is filled with comics' hilarious routines and anecdotes"--Back cover
 
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Smokin' Joe : the autobiography of a heavyweight champion of the world, Smokin' Joe Frazier
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (68)

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The last laugh : the world of the stand-up comicsSmokin' Joe : the autobiography of a heavyweight champion of the world, Smokin' Joe FrazierLarry Holmes : against the oddsForever showtime : the checkered life of Pistol Pete MaravichPunch lines : Berger on boxingTwisted genius : confessions of a $10 million scam manKnight fall : Bobby Knight : the truth behind America's most controversial coachMickey MantleThe last laugh : the world of stand-up comics