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Eskenazi, Gerald

Overview
Works: 21 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 6,667 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Humor 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: GV847, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gerald Eskenazi
 
Most widely held works by Gerald Eskenazi
Yaz : baseball, the wall, and me by Carl Yastrzemski( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the life and baseball career of Carl Yastrzemski
Hockey by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of hockey and a profile of important players and teams
The Lip : a biography of Leo Durocher by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of baseball player and manager Leo Durocher capturing his quick -wittedness and tendency toward controversy
Bill Veeck : a baseball legend by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thinking man's guide to pro hockey by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I hid it under the sheets : growing up with radio by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Personal narrative that documents radio's impact on American culture and values in the late 1930s, 1940s, and the early 1950s. Mentions the Lone Ranger, The Fat Man, and The Answer Man, and shows how important radio was to immigrants seeking to become a part of the American experience"--Provided by publisher
A thinking man's guide to pro soccer by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gang green : an irreverent look behind the scenes at thirty-eight (well, thirty-seven) seasons of New York Jets football futility by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hockey is my life by Phil Esposito( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were giants in those days by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fastest sport : [a blood and guts history of the National and World Hockey Leagues] by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miracle on ice( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year on ice by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Derek Sanderson nobody knows; at 26 the world's highest paid athlete by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sportswriter's life : from the desk of a New York times reporter by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation In 1959, Gerald Eskenazi dropped out of City College and made his way to the New York Times. That day the paper had two openings--one in news and one in sports. Eskenazi was offered either for thirty-eight dollars a week. He chose sports based on his image of the sports department as a cozier place than the news department. Forty-one years and more than eighty-four hundred stories later, New Yorkers know he made the right decision. When Eskenazi started reporting, sports journalism had a different look than it does today. There was a camaraderie between the reporters and the players due in part to the reporters' deference to these famous figures. Unlike today, journalists stayed out of the locker rooms, and didn't ask questions about the players' home lives or their feelings about matters other than the sports that they played. Eskenazi details how much sports and America have changed since then. His anecdotes regarding famous and infamous sports figures from baseball great Joe DiMaggio to boxer Mike Tyson illustrate the transformation that American culture and journalism have undergone in the past fifty years. Eskenazi gives a behind-the-scenes look into the journalistic techniques that go into crafting a story, as well as the pitfalls reporters fall into. There are cautionary tales of journalistic excess, as well as moments of triumph such as the time Eskenazi got Joe Namath to open up to him by admitting he was a sportswriter who knew nothing about football. Along the way, Eskenazi discusses interviewing other reluctant subjects and writing under the intense pressure of a deadline. A Sportswriter's Life is a revealing look at the people and events that were part of the history ofsports from a perspective usually unavailable to the public. Eskenazi's inside stories of sports are not always flattering, but they are always amusing, touching, and revealing
Class of 1950 : My quest to track down the smartest kids from our Brooklyn ghetto...and find out if we changed the world! by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What did happen to that pretty girl in the front row? Or to the boy who was your best friend? Or to the teacher? Gerald Eskenazi, award-winning New York Times reporter, went back to a place in Brooklyn called East New York, to find out what happened to his junior high school class of 1950. He discovered the neighborhood has remained with them, and in many ways shaped all of them
Pinocchio by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Lip : a biography of Leo Durocher by Gerald Eskenazi( Recording )

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

Covers Durocher's controversial major league baseball career. From shortstop to manager of a pennant-winning team, the man who brought Jackie Robinson into the game was equally famous for his foul mouth and his penchant for brawling. He gave rise to the axiom "Nice guys finish last" and has been snubbed by the Hall of Fame
Peter pan by Gerald Eskenazi( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gang green : an irreverent look behind the scenes by Gerald Eskenazi( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Question: What is the only team dating back to the 1970 AFL-NFL merger that has yet to win a division title' Question: What is the only team in the four major pro sports that has existed since the early 1960s and never had a coach leave with a winning career record for the team' Question: What is the only team in sports that plays its home games in a stadium named for another team' If you bleed green and white, you know the answer to these questions as well as you know the color of Joe Willie Namath's shoes. The New York Jets have a record for futility and self-sabotage that is unmatched in the history of professional sports. And nonetheless, they have been rewarded with a loyal following that has made Jets tickets as hard to come by as Jets winning seasons. For Jets fans, the bright beacon of promise has always turned into an onrushing train. They reveled in the joy of the Jets' epic victory in Super Bowl III, when their team beat the 18 1/2-point odds to defeat the Baltimore Colts, just as their cocky young quarterback had guaranteed; they then watched as contract squabbles broke up the core of the team, which would reach just one playoff game in the next twelve years. They cheered as their sleek, explosive team roared into the AFC Championship Game in January 1983; the team was held scoreless after overnight rains pelted the uncovered Orange Bowl field, turning the gridiron into a quagmire that favored the defense-oriented Dolphins. They dared to hope when the Jets went on an unprecedented spending spree in 1996, signing a Super Bowl quarterback and adding a host of fleet receivers and experienced linemen; they saw that team go 1-15, as Rich Kotite's Jets career coaching record sank to a jaw-dropping 4-28. In Gang Green, New York Times sportswriter Gerald Eskenazi details the bizarre history of this remarkable team. From the poor decisions (drafting Ken O'Brien instead of Dan Marino) and bad luck (Joe Namath's knees, Dennis Byrd's near-tragic neck injury) to the horrendous leadership (see Kotite, above) and outright strangeness (team practices held in an open area alongside the Belt Parkway, leRoy Neiman's presence as team artist-in-residence, the Richard Todd/Matt Robinson quarterback duel that wasn't) that have typified the Jets' mystifying approach to football, Gang Green captures the history of this most unusual franchise in a funny, rollicking, nostalgic tale. If you can name the Jet who is the only man in NFL history to run more than 90 yards on a play from scrimmage without scoring; if you remember the glory days of the New York Sack Exchange, when practice was often disrupted by the distracting presence of Mark Gastineau's inamorata, Brigitte Nielsen; if you can still hum the fight song coach Lou Holtz made the team sing after victories -- not that there were enough for them to memorize the lyrics; or if you know which Jets coach told which Jets punter that his flatulence traveled farther than the punter's kicks -- then Gang Green is the book for you
 
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I hid it under the sheets : growing up with radio
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Gang green : an irreverent look behind the scenes at thirty-eight (well, thirty-seven) seasons of New York Jets football futilityA sportswriter's life : from the desk of a New York times reporterSportswriter / from the desk of a new york times reporter