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Deford, Frank

Overview
Works: 93 works in 233 publications in 2 languages and 15,337 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Romance fiction  Baseball stories  Psychological fiction  Football stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3554.E37, 796.3420924
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Alex, the life of a child by Frank Deford( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father tells of his daughter, born with cystic fibrosis
Bliss, remembered by Frank Deford( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now an elderly woman, Sydney Stringfellow recounts for her son her experiences as a swimmer at the 1936 Berlin Olympics where she had an unforgettable and forbidden love affair with the son of a Nazi diplomat
The old ball game : how John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants created modern baseball by Frank Deford( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early days of baseball are chronicled in this story of the friendship between Christy Mathewson, one of baseball's first superstars, and New York Giants manager John McGraw, in a volume celebrating the centennial of the first World Series in which a New York team played
Arthur Ashe, portrait in motion by Arthur Ashe( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of a champion tennis player, covering his actions, tournaments, and viewpoints on many subjects, for the period from June, 1973 to July, 1974
An American summer : a novel by Frank Deford( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1954, fourteen-year-old Christy Bannister becomes friends with twenty-three-year-old Kathryn Slade, a polio victim who lives in an iron lung
Love and infamy by Frank Deford( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo, Honolulu. The approach of conflict in the Pacific. Two men - one American, one Japanese - raised as blood brothers, are faced with the crisis of their lives on the eve of World War II. Cotton Drake has left the States to follow in the footsteps of his missionary parents back in Japan. Kiyoshi Serikawa, a Japanese who at times seems more American than the Americans, stays behind in Hawaii, and is recruited by his nation to help plan "Operation Z"--The secret attack on Pearl Harbor
Billie Jean by Billie Jean King( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tennis champion tells the story of her own life and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of women's sports
The entitled : a tale of modern baseball by Frank Deford( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of struggling up the coaching ladder, Howie Traveler has finally been given his shot: as manager of the Cleveland Indians. His biggest challenge is managing his superstar outfielder Jay Alcazar. One night at the hotel Howie sees something at Jay's door he wishes he hadn't, and it leaves Howie with an impossible choice
There she is; the life and times of Miss America by Frank Deford( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walking a magic tightrope that never topples him into either derision or credulousness, Frank Deford traces the Miss America contest from its beginnings a half-century ago to the present-from Margaret Gorman in 1921, just turned sixteen and measuring 30-25-32, to Phyllis George, Miss America 1971, 36-24-36"--Jacket
Big Bill Tilden : the triumphs and the tragedy by Frank Deford( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse tenniskampioen William Tatem Tilden (1893-1953) die veel omging met (jonge) jongens
Everybody's all-American by Frank Deford( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gavin Grey is everyone's All-American. A star running back at the University of North Carolina in the late 1950s, he graces the covers of Time and LIFE magazines and appears on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Everyone wants a piece of him or to be around him to bask in his glory, including his nephew Donny, who narrates the story and is Gavin's only real confidant. After college, Gavin goes on to the NFL where he has a solid career. As his playing days wind down and the cheering stops, however, he finds the adjustment to life as an ex-athlete difficult to accept. His wife "Babs" goe
I'd know that voice anywhere : my favorite NPR commentaries by Frank Deford( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A contributing writer to Sports Illustrated for more than fifty years, and a longtime correspondent on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, these days Deford is perhaps best known for his ... commentaries on NPR's Morning Edition. Since 1980, Deford has recorded 1,600 of them, and in [this book] he brings together the very best, creating a ... wide-ranging look at athletes and the world of sports"--Amazon.com
Casey on the loose by Frank Deford( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact and fiction are combined to tell what happened to Casey and the Mudville Baseball Team
The best of Frank Deford : I'm just getting started by Frank Deford( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Best of Frank Deford: I'm Just Getting Started relates not only the specific and spectacular events that make up great sportswriting, but reflect through sports the larger world of American culture. The Best of Frank Deford features in-depth personal profiles of such legendary figures as Bobby Knight, Bill Russell, and Charles Barkley, and provides wry insight into the rapidly changing sports world."--Jacket
The world's tallest midget : the best of Frank Deford by Frank Deford( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The game : my 40 years in tennis by Jack Kramer( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other Adonis : a novel of reincarnation by Frank Deford( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychotherapist Dr. Nina Winston is drawn into her patients belief that he has been reincarnated and is determined to fid his reincarnated lover
Passing shots ; Pam Shriver on tour by Pam Shriver( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journal covering a year in the life of woman tennis player, Pam Shriver on and off the courts
The spy in the deuce court by Frank Deford( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the world's premier tennis journalist, Ronnie Ratajczak has a plush life. Like the professional players about whom he writes, he spends his life on the road, hopping from one glamorous locale to another and taking in the giddy atmosphere that surrounds pro tournaments. But unlike the pros, Ronnie operates under little pressure, spending his days pecking out copy and his nights bedding some of the most beautiful women on earth. He is a world-class libertine, and keeps a very high profile. So high a profile, in fact, that he's drawn attention from the CIA. They want Ronnie to work for them--not as a spy, but as a spy's decoy. The job will be easy, well-paid, and, most important, a bit of fun. Ronnie accepts, but soon learns that pretend spies can die just as easily as the real thing
Five strides on the banked track; the life and times of the roller derby by Frank Deford( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with photographs by Walter Iooss Jr.: Iconic sportswriter and commentator Frank Deford's first book brings to life one of America's most thrilling - and misunderstood - sports entertainments, the Roller Derby, from its birth during the Great Depression to it second ascendancy in the late 1960s In Five Strides on the Banked Track, distinguished sports journalist Frank Deford opens a fascinating window on this exhilarating entertainment that operates according to its own set of unique rules - both on and off the track. The Derby began as an idea on a tablecloth in 1935 by Leo Seltzer. From its Great Depression roots - when young skaters would run away to join the Roller Derby in the same way one might run away to join the circus - through its prewar heyday, postwar decline, and ultimate rise to superstardom in the 1960s, Deford sweeps us along on an unforgettable journey. He brings together the players, the fans, the promoters, and the celebrities. He shares the exploits of Bay Bomber legend Charlie O'Connell, superstar Joanie Weston, and beloved villain Ann Calvello, with her dyed blue hair, who would ultimately go on to compete in Roller Derby in seven separate decades. Deford vividly captures the excitement of a sport Variety called "cathartic, dramatic, fast-paced, and classic as a John Wayne movie." From the idolatry of the fans to the loneliness of the open road to the hard-charging frenzy of the arena, this is a rare glimpse into a uniquely American spectator sport that continues to reinvent and resurrect itself today. This definitive new edition includes a foreword by Jerry Seltzer and an introduction by Frank Deford
 
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Bliss, remembered
Alternative Names
Deford, Benjamin Franklin, III

Deford, Frank

Frank Deford Amerikaans romanschrijver

Фрэнк Дефорд

デフォード, フランク

フランク・デフォード

Languages
English (125)

Czech (1)

Covers
Bliss, rememberedThe old ball game : how John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants created modern baseballArthur Ashe, portrait in motionAn American summer : a novelThe entitled : a tale of modern baseballBig Bill Tilden : the triumphs and the tragedyEverybody's all-AmericanThe best of Frank Deford : I'm just getting startedThe other Adonis : a novel of reincarnation