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Golenbock, Peter 1946-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 225 publications in 4 languages and 22,858 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GV865.A1, 796.357092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Golenbock
Teammates by Peter Golenbock( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the racial prejudice experienced by Jackie Robinson when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first black player in Major League baseball and depicts the acceptance and support he received from his white teammate Pee Wee Reese
American prince : a memoir by Tony Curtis( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was the Golden Boy of the Golden Age. Dashing and debonair, Tony Curtis arrived on the scene in a blaze of bright lights and celluloid. His good looks, smooth charm, and natural talent earned him fame, women, and adulation?Elvis copied his look and the Beatles put him on their Sgt. Pepper album cover. But the Hollywood life of his dreams brought both invincible highs and debilitating lows. Now, in his captivating, no-holds-barred autobiography, Tony Curtis shares the agony and ecstasy of a private life in the public eye. No simple tell-all, American Prince chronicles Hollywood during its heyday. Curtis revisits his immense body of work and regales readers with stories of his associations with Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, director Billy Wilder, as paramours Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe, among others. Written with humor and grace, American Prince is a testament to the power of living the life of one?s dreams
Hank Aaron : brave in every way by Peter Golenbock( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Hall of Fame baseball player who broke Babe Ruth's career home run record
American zoom : stock car racing--from the dirt tracks to Daytona by Peter Golenbock( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the sport of stock car racing chronicling its derivation from dirt tracks to Daytona
The Bronx zoo by Sparky Lyle( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bums--an oral history of the Brooklyn Dodgers by Peter Golenbock( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bums is the intimate story of one of the most beloved franchises ever, told by the men who lived it, and brilliantly compiled by the master of baseball oral histories, Peter Golenbock. From the building of Ebbets Field through those first dismal decades; to Durocher and Rickey and the development of an all-star lineup; to Jackie and Pee Wee and Gil, Duke, and all the others; to the pennants and that world championship. Read about the Brooklyn Dodgers as you've never read before. No schmaltz or phony nostalgia, just the real story from the real men who lived and played through the magical years in a bygone time. There is pride and pain in the players' memories, and a bittersweetness that comes from being good, and at times great, but not as great as they hoped and expected to be. Bums is a true baseball classic, considered by many to be the best history of the "Trolley Dodgers" this side of Boys of Summer. The book includes dozens of interviews and anecdotes, great photos, plus a special focus on Jackie Robinson's breakthrough to the major leagues. Winner of the prestigious Casey Award for best baseball book of 1984. Despite countless books on the Dodgers that have followed, none top Golenbock's
Presumed guilty : Casey Anthony, the inside story by Jose Baez( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, the public spent the next three years following the investigation and the eventual trial of her mother, Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, the case that captured headlines worldwide exploded when, against all odds, defense attorney Jose Baez delivered one of the biggest legal upsets in American history: a no--guilty verdict. In this book, Baez shares secrets the defense knew but has not disclosed to anyone until now and frankly reveals his experiences throughout the entire case, discovering the evidence, meeting Casey Anthony for the first time, being with George and Cindy Anthony day after day, leading defense strategy meetings, and spending weeks in the judge's chambers--Adapted from front jacket flap
Personal fouls by Peter Golenbock( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Number 1 by Billy Martin( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The controversial baseball figure, presently manager of the Oakland A's recalls his turbulent years as player or manager with the winning Yankees, Twins, Tigers, and Rangers
Balls by Graig Nettles( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the 1983 baseball season with the New York Yankees
Wrigleyville : a magical history tour of the Chicago Cubs by Peter Golenbock( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Chicago Cubs is told through the reminiscences of players, coaches, sports writers, fans, batboys, and clubhouse personnel who have been involved with Wrigley Field since the founding of the Cubs in 1871
Idiot : beating "The Curse" and enjoying the game of life by Johnny Damon( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The post-season leadoff hitter for the 2004 Boston Red Sox describes growing up and his life in baseball, and provides a personal account of the 2004 championship season
George : the poor little rich boy who built the Yankee empire by Peter Golenbock( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 34 years, he berated his players and tormented Yankees managers and employees. He played fast and loose with the rules, and twice could have gone to jail. He was banned from baseball for life--but was allowed back. Yet George Steinbrenner also built the New York Yankees from a mediocre team into the greatest sports franchise in America. Now acclaimed sportswriter Peter Golenbock draws on more than a hundred interviews to tell the story of "The Boss," from his Midwestern childhood and family shipping business background through his decades-long ownership of the Yankees. He gets inside the countless manager hirings and firings (and sometimes rehirings) from Billy Martin to Joe Torre, the legendary feuds and hard feelings, and the ever-spiraling players' salaries, as well as the astute business deals that transformed the Yankees from a $10 million franchise into a $1 billion powerhouse.--From publisher description
ABCs of baseball by Peter Golenbock( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From young to old, new to tried-and-true, here is the baseball book for every fan. With one or more baseball-related terms for each letter arranged in alphabetic order, accompanied by a stirring illustration, this gorgeous compendium celebrates America's game. Large paintings of scenes alternate with scrapbook-style pages. Facts, figures, faces, lists, and other information comprise an additional resource in the back of the book. As contemporary as today's sports page and as nostalgic as an old baseball card, this is an alphabet book for kids, their parents and grandparents that can be used all through the year."--Provided by publisher
Wild, high and tight : the life and death of Billy Martin by Peter Golenbock( Book )

3 editions published between 1957 and 1994 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Than a recitation of wins and losses, it is a rich, engrossing, intimate portrait of a little guy, an American everyman who found fame, fortune, all the booze and women he wanted - but was undone by the very fantasy he chased
Miracle : Bobby Allison and the saga of the Alabama gang by Peter Golenbock( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the story of NASCAR legend Bobby Allison and the Alabama Gang, covering such topics as the tragic deaths of Allison's sons, the loss of Neil Bonnet in a 1994 crash, and the contributions of the Allisons to some of NASCAR's pivotal moments
The forever boys : the bittersweet world of major league baseball as seen through the eyes of the men who played one more time by Peter Golenbock( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: The bittersweet world of major league baseball as seen through the eyes of the men who played one more time
Dynasty : the New York Yankees, 1949-1964 by Peter Golenbock( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first book by best-selling author Peter Golenbock is the inside story of the legendary Yankee teams of the Mantle/Berra/Ford/Stengel era, which appeared in an amazing 14 of 16 World Series, winning nine of them. Each season is brought back to life in colorful detail through the memories and reflections of the players--great and ordinary--of those championship teams. From the Casey Stengel's arrival, which shocked the team's demanding fans and the New York media, to the even more shocking five consecutive world series titles that followed; through the classic mid-fifties clashes with the Dodgers, plus two versus Henry Aaron and the Braves; to the arrival of Ralph Houk, loved by some, but not all, especially when he took over as GM and was no longer the players' best friend, and those last pennants and difficult World Series. The result of more than two years of research and more than 90 interviews, Dynasty is unlikely ever to be surpassed as a Yankees history for its thoroughness and insight, nor especially for its humor and humanity. Peter Golenbock is one of the true masters of the oral history, and Dynasty is a genuine tour-de-force. A must-read for all Yankee fans
Cowboys have always been my heroes : the definitive oral history of America's team by Peter Golenbock( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Dallas Cowboys, "based on scores of exclusive, in-depth interviews."--Jacket
The last lap : the life and times of NASCAR's legendary heroes by Peter Golenbock( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American prince : a memoirHank Aaron : brave in every wayAmerican zoom : stock car racing--from the dirt tracks to DaytonaThe Bronx zooBums--an oral history of the Brooklyn DodgersWrigleyville : a magical history tour of the Chicago CubsIdiot : beating "The Curse" and enjoying the game of lifeGeorge : the poor little rich boy who built the Yankee empire