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Eisenberg, John 1956-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 5,165 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by John Eisenberg
The longest shot : Lil E. Tee and the Kentucky Derby by John Eisenberg( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Lil E. Tee, a relatively unknown horse with a poor pedigree that won the Kentucky Derby in 1992 in a seventeen-to-one longshot race
The Streak : Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record by John Eisenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fascinating story of baseball's legendary "Ironmen," two players from different eras who each achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of most consecutive games played. When Cal Ripken Jr. began his career with the Baltimore Orioles at age twenty-one, he had no idea he would someday beat the historic record of playing 2,130 games in a row, a record set fifty-six years before by the fabled "Iron Horse" of the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig. Ripken went on to surpass that record by 502 games, and the baseball world was floored. Few feats in sports history have generated more acclaim. But the record spawns an array of questions. When did someone first think it was a good idea to play in so many games without taking a day off? Who owned the record before Gehrig? Whose streak--Gehrig's or Ripken's--was the more difficult achievement? Through probing research, meticulous analysis, and colorful parallel storytelling, The Streak delves into this impressive but controversial milestone, unraveling Gehrig's at times unwitting pursuit of that goal (Babe Ruth used to think Gehrig crazy for wanting to play every game) and Ripken's fierce determination to stay in the lineup and continue to contribute whatever he could even as his skills diminished with age. The question looms: How do these streaks compare? There were so many factors: the length of seasons, the number of teams in the major leagues, the inclusion of non-white players, travel, technology, medical advances, and even media are all part of the equation. This is a book that captures the deeply American appreciation--as seen in the sport itself--for a workaday mentality and that desire to be there for the game every time it called"--
That first season : how Vince Lombardi took the worst team in the NFL and set it on the path to glory by John Eisenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Vince Lombardi's remarkable first year as head coach with the franchise he would reinvent and etch forever in football history. Based on exhaustive new research and interviews, details how in a single year, the grizzled coach would transform a team of underachievers into winners and reignite a city known for its passion for its sport
My guy Barbaro : a jockey's journey through love, triumph, and heartbreak with America's favorite horse by Edgar Prado( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life and accomplishments of the renowned jockey, focusing on his relationship with the nationally mourned former Triple Crown contender and discussing the months they shared at the New Bolton Animal Hospital
Native Dancer, the Grey Ghost : hero of a golden age by John Eisenberg( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filled with stride-by-stride racing action, Native Dancer tells not only the Dancer's story but those of the people in his life. Among others, we meet the Grey Ghost's millionaire owner, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, who spent his entire career hoping for a Derby winner; his shrewd and devoted trainer, Bill Winfrey; and his jockey, Eric Guerin, a Cajun who was haunted by the Derby for the rest of his life"--Dustjacket
The League : how five rivals created the NFL and launched a sports empire by John Eisenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1920s and 1930s Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bell achieved renown as gamblers, bookies, and prodigal sons. What they shared, other than street smarts and a competitive streak, was an unusual passion for professional football at a time when the nation was obsessed with college football, baseball, boxing, and horseracing. In its first years the League nearly failed numerous times: frequently short on funds or fans, and often both. The five rivals succeeded because each sacrificed the short-term success of his team for the longer-term good of the League, and by the 1950s the NFL we know today first came into view. -- adapted from publisher info
The great match race : when North met South in America's first sports spectacle by John Eisenberg( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the epic 1823 series of match races that took place on Long Island between Eclipse, a horse representing the growing industrial power of the northern states, and Henry, a horse that embodied the values of the South
Ten-gallon war : the NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the feud for Dallas's pro football future by John Eisenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1960 pro football was flourishing across the country - except in Texas, where college football still ruled. When two young oil tycoons started their own pro football franchises in Dallas that very same year - the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Texans of the newly formed AFL - a bitter feud was born. Like gunslingers in the Old West, these conniving Mad Men of the gridiron knew their hometown wasn't big enough for the both of them. The Cowboys and Texans filed lawsuits against each other, fought over players, undermined each other's promotional ventures, and rooted like hell for the other guys to fail. The Texans' visionary owner, Lamar Hunt, focused on the fans, putting together a team of local legends and hiring attractive women to drive around town in red convertibles selling tickets. Meanwhile the Cowboys, led by a young Tom Landry in his first year as head coach, focused on winning games and holding their own in the NFL. Ultimately, both teams won the battle, but only one got to stay in Dallas and become "America's Team". In this highly entertaining narrative, rich in colorful characters and unforgettable stunts, John Eisenberg recounts the story of the birth of pro football in Dallas and throughout Texas - and the early moments when the game began to be part of this country's DNA
From 33rd Street to Camden Yards : an oral history of the Baltimore Orioles by John Eisenberg( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the saga of one of the most successful baseball franchises from 1960 to 1997 through the recollections of those who were there--the players, managers, coaches, and owners
Native Dancer by John Eisenberg( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native Dancer, the Grey Ghost : [hero of a golden age] by John Eisenberg( Recording )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surgical and practical observations on the diseases of the human foot ... To which is added advice on the management of the hand by John Eisenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1845 and 1846 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The league : how five rivals created the NFL and launched a sports empire by John Eisenberg( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic tale of the five owners who shepherded the NFL through its tumultuous early decades and built the most popular sport in AmericaThe National Football League is a towering, distinctly American colossus spewing out $13 billion in annual revenue. Yet its current dominance has obscured how professional football got its start. In The League, John Eisenberg reveals that Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bell took an immense risk by investing in the professional game. At that time the sport barely registered on the national scene, where college football, baseball, boxing, and horseracing dominated. The five owners succeeded only because at critical junctures in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s each sacrificed the short-term success of his team for the longer-term good of the League. At once a history of a sport and a remarkable story of business ingenuity, The League is an essential read for any fan of our true national pastime
The streak : [Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and baseball's most historic record] by John Eisenberg( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating story of baseball's most legendary "Iron Men," Cal Ripken Jr. and Lou Gehrig, who each achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of most consecutive games played. When Cal Ripken Jr. began his career with the Baltimore Orioles at age twenty-one, he had no idea he'd beat the historic record of playing 2,130 games in a row set by Lou Gehrig, the fabled "Iron Horse" of the New York Yankees. When Ripken beat that record by 502 games, the baseball world was floored. Few feats in sports history have generated more acclaim. But the record spawns an array of questions. Was his streak or Gehrig's the more difficult achievement? Who owned the record before Gehrig? When did someone first think it was a good idea to play in so many games without taking a day off? Through probing research, meticulous analysis, and colorful parallel storytelling, The Streak delves into this impressive but controversial milestone, unraveling Gehrig's at times unwitting pursuit of that goal and Ripken's fierce determination to play the game his way. Along the way Eisenberg dives deep into the history of the record and offers a portrait of the pastime in different eras, going back more than a century. The question looms: was it harder for Ripken or Gehrig to play every day for so long? The length of seasons, the number of teams in the major leagues, the inclusion of non-white players, travel, technology, and even media are all part of the equation. Larger than all of this, however, is a book that captures the deeply American appreciation--as seen in the sport itself--for that workaday mentality and that desire to be there for the game they love, the job they are paid to do
The streak : lou gehrig, cal ripken, and baseball's most historic record by John Eisenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cotton Bowl days : growing up with Dallas and the Cowboys in the 1960s by John Eisenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan, the author presents a look at growing up with his favorite men, profiling the then-young team's players, their city, and the Cotton Bowl
The longest shot : Lil E. Tee and the Kentucky Derby by John Eisenberg( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recounts the upset victory of Lil E. Tee in the 1992 Kentucky Derby. Tells about the rags-to-riches colt "with an inelegant name and a dime-store pedigree," which surmounted chronic health problems and seventeen-to-one odds to capture the legendary crown.1996
 
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That first season : how Vince Lombardi took the worst team in the NFL and set it on the path to glory
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That first season : how Vince Lombardi took the worst team in the NFL and set it on the path to gloryMy guy Barbaro : a jockey's journey through love, triumph, and heartbreak with America's favorite horseNative Dancer, the Grey Ghost : hero of a golden ageThe great match race : when North met South in America's first sports spectacleFrom 33rd Street to Camden Yards : an oral history of the Baltimore OriolesCotton Bowl days : growing up with Dallas and the Cowboys in the 1960s
Alternative Names
Eisenberg, John S.

Eisenberg, John Stephen 1956-

Languages
English (56)