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Melville, Tom

Overview
Works: 11 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 808 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Poetry  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV917, 796.358
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Melville
Cricket for Americans : playing and understanding the game by Tom Melville( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tented field : a history of cricket in America by Tom Melville( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why did cricket, proclaimed by some antebellum observers as America's future national pastime, fail to live up to these prognostications, and maintain even a nominal place in American culture?" "This book attempts to answer this question, one of the most baffling, yet important, in the field of sports history. Based upon a thorough research of contemporary sources, from the colonial era up to the First World War, the author examines cricket's rise as an organized sport before the Civil War, its cultural rivalry with baseball during Reconstruction, and its attempt to find a niche as an alternative sport during the post-Reconstruction period. Cricket's role as a 19th-century school, college, and working-class sport is also analyzed, as well as its role in the sporting life of America's Victorian "underclass": women and minorities. From this research the author argues, as an alternative to widely accepted theories, that cricket failed as an American sport because it never established an American identity." "Far more than a simple history of a now long-forgotten American sports tradition, this work is a story of the historical development of the American sporting character itself."--Jacket
Early baseball and the rise of the National League by Tom Melville( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite its reputation as pastime, there's nothing casual - there never has been - about major league baseball. And if no other sport has so fully embraced the American ethos, neither has any other game struggled so publicly with the country's self-image." "Baseball demonstrated early an obsession for excellence, as championship squads laid claim to the title of world's best long before play spread beyond the Midwest. And decades before Jackie Robinson could dash the hopes of Cap Anson and later segregationists, the game was hailed as a model of the republic (an ironic half-truth) and was said to embody, in its occasional veneration of the minority Irish, Jewish, and Italian ballplayer, the spirit of unfettered opportunity."
Barbed wire ballads by Tom Melville( Book )

8 editions published between 1944 and 1975 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look for me here : 299 days in the life of Nora Lenihan by Florence DelSanto( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When she learned that her breast cancer had recurred and metastasized, Nora, a 40-year-old social worker, chose to forego radical treatment, and to face death with hospice care at home. Focusing on the comfort provided by her caregivers, family, and support network of friends and co-workers, this extraordinary portrait chronicles the year from that decision to her death."--Container
Intellectual property : impact of the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This seminar will provide registrants with an intensive update in intellectual property law, focusing on the impact of the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement, particularly on the areas of copyright, trademarks and patents"--Cover
Intellectual property update, Friday 16 February [2007]( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catonsville Nine : investigation of a flame( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 17, 1968, three Catholic priests, a nurse, an artist and four others walked into a Catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade napalm. This poetic act of civil disobedience helped galvanize an increasingly disillusioned American public against the Vietnam War. This documentary examines this Sixties protest within our current times, when foes of Middle East peace, abortion, and technology resort to violence to access the public imagination. The film combines long-unseen archival footage with interviews with members of the Catonsville Nine, encouraging viewers to ponder the relevance of civil disobedience and the implications of personal sacrifice today
Intellectual property update( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of early Wisconsin cricket : as reported in the pages of the Milwaukee sentinel by Tom Melville( Book )

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

The Houses are full of smoke = En el humo de esta epoca( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Describes the social and structural devastation resulting from CIA involvement in Guatemala
 
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Cricket for Americans : playing and understanding the game
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English (24)

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The tented field : a history of cricket in AmericaEarly baseball and the rise of the National League