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Peary, Danny 1949-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 10,563 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Autobiographies  Catalogs  Interviews  Reviews  Anecdotes  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997.8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Danny Peary
Cult movies : the classics, the sleepers, the weird, and the wonderful by Danny Peary( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred all-time cult favorites are discussed with essays on what is special about each, what its claim to fame is, and who its most avid fans are
Roger Maris : baseball's reluctant hero by Thomas Clavin( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first definitive biography of the Yankee slugger, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary show that Maris was much more than a flash in the pan. In addition to documenting Maris's amazing home run record, which he achieved in the face of great adversity from adherents of Babe Ruth, Clavin and Peary remind readers that Maris was also a Gold Glove outfielder who actually saved the 1962 World Series for the Yankees with his stellar defensive play
Tim McCarver's baseball for brain surgeons and other fans : understanding and interpreting the game so you can watch it like a pro by Tim McCarver( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim McCarver, major league baseball's premier analyst, has been surprising and delighting viewers for years with his remarkable insight. Fans who once were content to merely watch baseball were stimulated into wanting to think baseball as well. McCarver brings to the booth a combination of twenty-one years of major league service and nearly twenty more in broadcasting. There is nobody better at explaining the game than McCarver, and it is a rare game in which the viewer does not learn something new and unusual. Now he is putting down on paper all he knows about the sport, producing this unique perspective on how America's pastime should be played and watched. With his unmistakable wit and storytelling verve, McCarver succinctly explains the fundamentals and proper mechanics of baseball at the level necessary for success in the major leagues. Once the skills have been learned, the viewer can devise smart strategies, getting into the heads of the players, coaches, and managers: When should a player or manager be conservative or aggressive; what factors change as the count goes deeper; how do you set up an effective running game, and how can a defense try to sabotage it' This book is a gold mine for all fans, from brain surgeons and rocket scientists to beginners who want to start with the basics. (Even major leaguers will be able to pick up some pointers.) With a deeper knowledge and understanding of baseball, any fan will be able to watch it like a pro
Close-ups : intimate profiles of movie stars by their co-stars, directors, screenwriters, and friends by Danny Peary( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews, essays, personal remembrances, tributes, and photographs explore the characters, roles, and styles of more than one hundred film greats
The American animated cartoon : a critical anthology( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raising a team player : teaching kids lasting values on the field, on the court, and on the bench by Harry Sheehy( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows parents how to help their children deal with pressure from coaches, players, and other parents and develop a strong work ethic and team player
Cult baseball players : the greats, the flakes, the weird, and the wonderful( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternate Oscars : one critic's defiant choices for best picture, actor, and actress from 1927 to the present by Danny Peary( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film critic presents his choices for who should have won the Oscars and did not, including Citizen Kane for Best Picture, listing the actual nominees and winners and explaining why the wrong person or picture is frequently honored
It's not about perfect : competing for my country and fighting for my life by Shannon Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winner of seven Olympic medals and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history, Shannon tells her story from being a shy, rambunctious girl raised in Oklahoma, through her training accidents, her successful battle with ovarian cancer, and the birth of her miracle baby girl
The perfect season : why 1998 was baseball's greatest year by Tim McCarver( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an account of the 1998 baseball season, and discusses the reasons why the author believes the year was the greatest in baseball history, with high standards being maintained, and records being set and broken by both individual players and teams
Cult movies 2 : 50 more of the classics, the sleepers, the weird, and the wonderful by Danny Peary( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty favorites are discussed in essays on what is special about each, what its claim to fame is, and who its most avid fans are
Omni's screen flights/screen fantasies : the future according to science fiction cinema( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend by Thomas Clavin( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The son of an Indiana coal miner, Gil grew up playing baseball to forget the woes of the Great Depression. With the important lessons he learned in those years--to always be honest and never to resort to self-pity--he turned his love for baseball into an unforgettable career as the Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman who helped lead the team to six National League pennants, and later as the manager who turned the league underdogs into world champions--the 1969 Miracle Mets. Acclaimed authors Tom Clavin and Danny Peary tell Gil Hodges's incredible life story as never before, vividly tracing his baseball career with rare insight from family and friends, and also delving into his unsung tour of duty as a U.S. Marine. Never one to boast, he spoke little about his brave service in World War II, even with those close to him later in life. Along with Lou Gehrig and Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges is one of baseball's great role models. As a player who revolutionized the first-base position and drove in 1,274 runs, he may also be the greatest player not inducted into the Hall of Fame"--
Cult movies 3 : 50 more of the classics, the sleepers, the weird, and the wonderful by Danny Peary( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We played the game : 65 players remember baseball's greatest era, 1947-1964( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1947-1964. It was a fascinating era in baseball. It began with disruption, when Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby pioneered baseball integration; and it ended with a whimper, when the unstoppable New York Yankees lost, once and for all, their dominance of the game. The years in between were the wonder years: the grass was green and real, Yogi read comics, Mantle hit moonshots, Campanella smiled infectiously and said you had to be a boy at heart to play baseball; and for the first time, baseball games were televised - live. We thought we saw innocence. But that was before the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants went west - leaving their stunned, abandoned fans behind. That was before we saw the continued bigotry on the ballteams - and the exploitation of players by management. That was before the agents and the managers became as famous as the players - making the business of the game as important as the sport of it. But for the men who played the game - it was a glorious time; a time when, for once in their lives, they were doing just what they wanted to be doing: playing baseball. Danny Peary, author of the much-acclaimed Cult Baseball Players, spent years traveling the country, gathering the firsthand oral histories, remembrances, opinions, and gripes of 65 ballplayers of this magic era. A wide and inclusive cross section of players bring the years to life for us - from the Hall of Famers such as George Kell, Harmon Killebrew, Brooks Robinson, and Ralph Kiner, to the utility players and bench warmers whose names we've long forgotten, but whose memories of the game are the real fabric that our baseball dreams are made of. Their collective voices tell the story of the era: from pitching no-hitters and arguing with managers to alcoholism, groupies, race problems, salary negotiations, and fights on and off the field. They were colorful years in baseball: Eddie Waitkus being shot by a female fan (the basis for The Natural); the on- and off-field antics of Jimmy Piersall and Bo Belinsky; Bob Cain pitching to midget Eddie Gaedel; Pedro Ramos "scouting" women; Joe DiMaggio wanting to meet Marilyn Monroe; Ralph Kiner dating Elizabeth Taylor; the A's bus being stopped by redneck cops in Florida; Roger Maris's record sixty-first homer; Ted Williams's final at-bat (a homer). Amazingly candid, often controversial, always informative, We Played the Game tells the real story of a wonderful era of baseball history - in the words of the only men who could tell it. This book is the ultimate tribute to the great game of baseball - and the men who made it live for us
Super Bowl, the game of their lives by Danny Peary( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the personal accounts of players from Super Bowl I to the present day, including such legends as Jim Plunkett, Joe Montana, and Roger Staubach, a look at the sports spectacular describes the events of each game and the pressures, joys, and struggles involved
Guide for the film fanatic by Danny Peary( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On cover: A critical checklist of more than 1600 must-see midnight movies, classics, silents, epics, camp favorites, cult picks, sleepers, video smashes, and more
Baseball forever : reflections on 60 years in the game by Ralph Kiner( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An informal autobiography by a Hall of Fame player who was one of the greatest sluggers of the post-World War II era, and later became a renowned baseball announcer and commentator, provides an overview of the national pastime's modern history and personalities
Tim McCarver's diamond gems : favorite stories from the legends of the game( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great golf : game changing tips from history's top golfers by Danny Peary( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a complete library of golf instruction in one volume, this compilation features a variety of valuable lessons drawn from the most famous, popular, and trailblazing golf books as well as classic and contemporary magazines. Going beyond the standard instructional manual, this is the only golfing reference that presents its information in the original words of the great champions, instructors, and authors--both male and female--while also covering every aspect of the game, integrating its history and the parallel development of its multibillion-dollar instruction industry
 
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Roger Maris : baseball's reluctant hero
Alternative Names
Danny Peary American sportswriter and film critic

Danny Peary Amerikaans journalist

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English (107)

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Roger Maris : baseball's reluctant heroTim McCarver's baseball for brain surgeons and other fans : understanding and interpreting the game so you can watch it like a proRaising a team player : teaching kids lasting values on the field, on the court, and on the benchAlternate Oscars : one critic's defiant choices for best picture, actor, and actress from 1927 to the presentThe perfect season : why 1998 was baseball's greatest yearSuper Bowl, the game of their livesBaseball forever : reflections on 60 years in the gameTim McCarver's diamond gems : favorite stories from the legends of the game