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Yaeger, Don

Overview
Works: 66 works in 281 publications in 1 language and 25,163 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies  Naval history  Biographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, led
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Most widely held works by Don Yaeger
George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When General George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied -- thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. Washington realized that he couldn't beat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York. So carefully guarded were the members' identities that one spy's name was not uncovered until the twentieth century, and one remains unknown today. But by now, historians have discovered enough information about the ring's activities to piece together evidence that these six individuals turned the tide of the war. These secret six are Robert Townsend, Austin Roe, Caleb Brewster, Abraham Woodhull, James Rivington, and a woman known only by her assigned number, Agent 355. Here, these spies finally take their place among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution
I beat the odds : from homelessness, to the blind side, and beyond by Michael Oher( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The football star made famous in the hit film "The Blind Side" reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. While many people are now familiar with Oher's amazing journey, this is the first time he shares his story in his own words
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates : the forgotten war that changed American history by Brian Kilmeade( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford. Over the previous fifteen years, as a diplomat and then as secretary of state, Jefferson had tried to work with the Barbary states (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco). Unfortunately, he found it impossible to negotiate with people who believed their religion justified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy -- at least not while easy money could be made by extorting America, France, England, and other powers. So President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy's new warships and a detachment of marines to blockade Tripoli -- launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America's journey toward future superpower status
Never die easy : the autobiography of Walter Payton by Walter Payton( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late football great describes his love affair with his sport, his achievements on and off the field, his private life, his personal beliefs and goals, and his battle with liver cancer that would claim his life in 1999
Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans : the battle that shaped America's destiny by Brian Kilmeade( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison's generals had lost control of the war in the North, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country. Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison's men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans. If the British conquered New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade's Louisiana Purchase. The new nation's dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground. So Jackson had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, even though he wasn't one of the Virginians and New Englanders who dominated the government. He had to assemble a coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking Louisianans, Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, freed slaves, and even some pirates. And he had to defeat the most powerful military force in the world, in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous. In short, Jackson needed a miracle. The local Ursuline nuns set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation's destiny
Sole influence : basketball, corporate greed, and the corruption of America's youth by Dan Wetzel( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how the major athletic shoe companies competing for national endorsements have exploited student basketball players
Any given Monday : sports injuries and how to prevent them, for athletes, parents, and coaches : based on my life in sports medicine by James R Andrews( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a tool for both maximizing talent and protecting the body for a lifetime of physical activity and health. It also emphasizes and promotes the importance of the American Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society's "STOP Program" to prevent injuries in youth sports. From tennis elbow to severe trauma, the author, an orthopedic surgeon, has treated countless sports injuries during his medical career. Known for performing Tommy John surgeries, and a consultant to some of the fiercest teams in college and professional sports, he is the father of modern sports medicine and one of the most influential figures in the world of athletics. Here he distills his practical wisdom and professional advice to combat a growing epidemic of injury among sports' most vulnerable population: its young athletes. Every year more than 3.5 million children will require medical treatment for sports related injuries, the majority of which are avoidable through proper training and awareness. This book is a sport-by-sport guide to injury prevention and treatment, written specifically for the parents, grandparents, and coaches of young athletes. From identifying eating disorders to preventing career-ending ACL tears and concussions, it is a compendium of practical advice for every major sport, including football, gymnastics, judo, basketball, tennis, baseball, cheerleading, wrestling, and more. This guide reveals how young athletes can maximize their talent and maintain a lifetime of health both on the field and off
Play like you mean it : passion, laughs, and leadership in the world's most beautiful game by Rex Ryan( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The head coach of the New York Jets shares the lessons he has learned in leadership and motivation throughout his career, recounting colorful stories from his work with the Jets and the Ravens as well as memories about his father, NFL coach Buddy Ryan
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates : the forgotten war that changed American history by Brian Kilmeade( Recording )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary Coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford. So President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy's new warships and a detachment of marines to blockade Tripoli, launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America's journey toward future superpower status
Nothing to lose, everything to gain : how I went from gang member to multimillionaire entrepreneur by Ryan Blair( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the author's upbringing where he joined a gang in order to survive until his mother married an entrepreneur who taught him key life and business principles, in an inspirational account that describes his rise to wealth
Teammate : my journey in baseball and a World Series for the ages by David Ross( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the author's life and career, including his role as "Grandpa Rossy" on the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship-winning team
George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade( Recording )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares the true story of an anonymous group of spies who played important roles in winning the Revolutionary War, documenting how they risked their lives to obtain crucial intelligence for General Washington using sophisticated tactics and complex codes
Under the tarnished dome : how Notre Dame betrayed it's ideals for football glory by Don Yaeger( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Fighting Irish over the past ten years and describes the current state of football at Notre Dame
Pros and cons : the criminals who play in the NFL by Jeff Benedict( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the criminal records of NFL players
Undue process : the NCAAʻs injustice for all by Don Yaeger( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's not about the truth : the untold story of the Duke lacrosse case and the lives it shattered by Don Yaeger( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the controversial case where members of the Duke University lacrosse team were accused of rape offers the perspective of Mike Pressler, the long-time Duke lacrosse coach, who lost his job in connection with the incident
Never give up on your dream : my journey by Warren Moon( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspiring life story of Warren Moon, the only player inducted into both the Pro Football and Canadian Football Halls of Fame
Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans : the battle that shaped America's destiny by Brian Kilmeade( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the seventh American president focuses on his formative military prowess during the War of 1812 and his pivotal contributions to the capturing of New Orleans from the British
Running for my life : my journey in the game of football and beyond by Warrick Dunn( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An NFL star running back recounts his struggles with depression in the aftermath of his mother's sudden death, an event that placed him at the head of his large family, inspired his athletic career, and prompted his taboo pursuit of counseling
A game plan for life : the power of mentoring by John Wooden( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The UCLA Bruins coach pays tribute to the individuals who helped foster the values that shaped his career and shares interviews with people he mentored throughout the years, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton
 
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I beat the odds : from homelessness, to the blind side, and beyond
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Never die easy : the autobiography of Walter PaytonSole influence : basketball, corporate greed, and the corruption of America's youthPlay like you mean it : passion, laughs, and leadership in the world's most beautiful gameNothing to lose, everything to gain : how I went from gang member to multimillionaire entrepreneurUnder the tarnished dome : how Notre Dame betrayed it's ideals for football gloryPros and cons : the criminals who play in the NFLIt's not about the truth : the untold story of the Duke lacrosse case and the lives it shatteredNever give up on your dream : my journey
Alternative Names
예거, 던

Languages
English (135)