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O'Connor, Ian

Overview
Works: 9 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 3,654 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV939.B45, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian O'Connor
The captain : the journey of Derek Jeter by Ian O'Connor( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Every spring, Little Leaguers across the country mimic his stance and squabble over the right to wear his number, 2, the next number to be retired by the world's most famous ball team. Derek Jeter is their hero. He walks in the footsteps of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle, and someday his shadow will loom just as large. Yet he has never been the best player in baseball. In fact, he hasn't always been the best player on his team. But his intangible grace and Jordanesque ability to play big in the biggest of postseason moments make him the face of the modern Yankee dynasty, and of America's game. In The Captain, best-selling author Ian O'Connor draws on extensive reporting and unique access to Jeter that has spanned some fifteen years to reveal how a biracial kid from Michigan became New York's most beloved sports figure and the enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete. O'Connor takes us behind the scenes of a legendary baseball life and career, from Jeter's early struggles in the minor leagues, when homesickness and errors in the field threatened a stillborn career, to his heady days as a Yankee superstar and prince of the city who squired some of the world's most beautiful women, to his tense battles with former best friend A-Rod. We also witness Jeter struggling to come to terms with his declining skills and the declining favor of the only organization he ever wanted to play for, leading to a contentious contract negotiation with the Yankees that left people wondering if Jeter might end his career in a uniform without pinstripes. Derek Jeter's march toward the Hall of Fame has been dignified and certain, but behind that leadership and hero's grace there are hidden struggles and complexities that have never been explored, until now. As Jeter closes in on 3,000 hits, a number no Yankee has ever touched, The Captain offers an incisive, exhilarating, and revealing new look at one of the game's greatest players in the gloaming of his career
Arnie & Jack : Palmer, Nicklaus, and golf's greatest rivalry by Ian O'Connor( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their decades-long rivalry propelled each to the status of American icon and helped transform a gentleman's game into a major American sport with a dedicated following. Sportswriter Ian O'Connor explores the heated professional and personal battle between Palmer and Nicklaus in intimate and revelatory detail. Drawing on unique access to both players, and having conducted more than 200 new interviews with everyone from family to fellow players to business associates, right down to the caddies and clubhouse attendants, O'Connor illuminates their extreme differences and sprawling influences through mini-dramas such as the 1962 U.S. Open. By the end of this narrative, we see that in the end each wanted what the other had: Arnold had the adoring fans but wanted the trophies. Jack had the trophies but wanted the love. We also learn that, despite being bitter rivals, they were also dear friends.--From publisher description
Belichick : the making of the greatest football coach of all time by Ian O'Connor( Book )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The definitive biography of the NFL's most enigmatic, controversial, and yet successful coach. Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL--the infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, he's led the team to five Super Bowl championship trophies. In this revelatory and robust biography, readers will come to understand and see Belichick's full life in football, from watching college games as a kid with his father, a Naval Academy scout, to orchestrating two Super Bowl-winning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, to his dramatic leap to New England, where he has made history. Award-winning columnist and New York Times best-selling author Ian O'Connor delves into the mind of the man who has earned a place among coaching legends like Lombardi, Halas, and Paul Brown, presenting sides of Belichick that have been previously unexplored. O'Connor discovers how this legendary coach shaped the people he met and worked with in ways perhaps even Belichick himself doesn't know. Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots. But there is so much more--from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft to his ability to earn the unmitigated respect of his players--if not their affection. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty. Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this book circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time, and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work"--Jacket
The jump : Sebastian Telfair and the high stakes business of high school ball by Ian O'Connor( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the rags-to-riches path of the New York sensation who exemplifies the new face of basketball--young, talented, mediagenic teenagers who skip college on the way to NBA fortune and fame. O'Connor tracks the packaging of Telfair into an icon-to-be.--Book jacket
Disruptive logic architectures and technologies : from device to system level by Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the opportunities offered by disruptive technologies to overcome the economical and physical limits currently faced by the electronics industry. It provides a new methodology for the fast evaluation of an emerging technology from an architectural prospective and discusses the implications from simple circuits to complex architectures. Several technologies are discussed, ranging from 3-D integration of devices (Phase Change Memories, Monolithic 3-D, Vertical NanoWires-based transistors) to dense 2-D arrangements (Double-Gate Carbon Nanotubes, Sublithographic Nanowires, Lithographic Crossbar arrangements). Novel architectural organizations, as well as the associated tools, are presented in order to explore this freshly opened design space
Belichick : the making of the greatest football coach of all time by Ian O'Connor( Recording )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL--the infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, he's led the team to five Super Bowl championship trophies. In this revelatory new and robust biography, readers will come to understand and see Belichick's full life in football, from watching Naval Academy games as a kid with his player-scout father, to masterminding two Super Bowl-winning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, to his dramatic leap to the Patriots where he has made history. Veteran sports writer and award-winning author Ian O'Connor delves into the mind of the man who has earned a place among coaching legends like Lombardi, Halas, and Paul Brown, presenting sides of Belichick that have previously been unexplored. O'Connor discovers how this legendary coach shaped the people he met and worked with in ways perhaps even Belichick himself doesn't know. Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots, a team shrouded in victory and controversy. But there is so much more--from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft to the surprising camaraderie he shares with the team. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty. Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this book circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time, and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work
Palmer, Nicklaus and golf's greatest rivalry by Ian O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer are two of the greatest golfers in history. In fact, it's fair to say that between them - with some help from Gary Player - they created the game as we know it. This dual biography tells the story of two men who at times loathed, resented, but in the end came to respect each other
The King and the Bear : Arnold Palmer, Jack Nickluas and the five-decade duel that shaped golf's greatest rivalry by Ian O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design and optimization of photonic systems : doctoral thesis by Mariusz Owczarek( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The captain : the journey of Derek Jeter
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Arnie & Jack : Palmer, Nicklaus, and golf's greatest rivalryThe jump : Sebastian Telfair and the high stakes business of high school ballPalmer, Nicklaus and golf's greatest rivalryThe King and the Bear : Arnold Palmer, Jack Nickluas and the five-decade duel that shaped golf's greatest rivalry
Alternative Names
Ian O'Connor American sportswriter

Ian O'Connor Amerikaans sportjournalist

يان أوكونور

Languages
English (55)