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Yaeger, Don

Overview
Works: 63 works in 207 publications in 2 languages and 22,043 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Naval history  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, con, led
Classifications: E279, B
Publication Timeline
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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 )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 2,119 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 )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,071 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 )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,911 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 )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,797 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 the liver cancer that would claim his life in 1999
Sole influence : basketball, corporate greed, and the corruption of America's youth by Dan Wetzel( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 964 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 )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 868 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
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 753 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
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 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Fighting Irish over the past ten years and describes the current state of football at Notre Dame
George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 703 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
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates : the forgotten war that changed American history by Brian Kilmeade( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 700 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
Pros and cons : the criminals who play in the NFL by Jeff Benedict( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the criminal records of NFL players
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 644 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
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 605 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
Undue process : the NCAAʻs injustice for all by Don Yaeger( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ya gotta believe! : my roller-coaster life as a screwball pitcher, and part-time father, and my hope-filled fight against brain cancer by Tug McGraw( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relief pitcher for the Mets and Phillies, Tug McGraw discusses his life in baseball, his personal life, and his battle against brain cancer
A game plan for life : the power of mentoring by John Wooden( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 388 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
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 385 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
I beat the odds : [from homelessness to the Blind Side and beyond] by Michael Oher( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Oher is the young man at the center of the true story depicted in The Blind Side, the movie that swept up awards and accolades. Though the odds were heavily stacked against him, Michael had a burning desire deep within his soul to break out of the Memphis inner-city ghetto. This is the first time he shares his account of his story in his own words, revealing his thoughts and feelings with details that only he knows, and offering his point of view on how anyone can achieve a better life
Never give up on your dream : my journey by Warren Moon( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 221 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
Devoted : the story of a father's love for his son by Dick Hoyt( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Dick Hoyt and his son Rick, who together complete marathons, Ironman competitions, and triathlons as Team Hoyt
 
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I beat the odds : from homelessness, to the blind side, and beyond
Alternative Names
예거, 던

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English (102)

Chinese (2)

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Never die easy : the autobiography of Walter PaytonSole influence : basketball, corporate greed, and the corruption of America's youthNothing 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 NFLPlay like you mean it : passion, laughs, and leadership in the world's most beautiful gameIt's not about the truth : the untold story of the Duke lacrosse case and the lives it shatteredYa gotta believe! : my roller-coaster life as a screwball pitcher, and part-time father, and my hope-filled fight against brain cancer