WorldCat Identities

Baker, Kevin 1958-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 181 publications in 7 languages and 10,933 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Pictorial works  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Baseball stories  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: GV863.A1, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kevin Baker
The American century by Harold Evans( Book )

25 editions published between 1455 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs, illustrations and text recount the history and people of the United States during the twentieth century
Paradise Alley : a novel by Kevin Baker( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For five terrifying days during the Civil War, the streets of Manhattan were taken over by the Draft Riots. ... follows three Irish women living on a small New York City street, each determined to protect herself and her family from the riots and each shouldering devastating burdens"--Page 4 of cover
Dreamland by Kevin Baker( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on turn-of-the century New York, portraying its various faces. The cast includes a Jewish seamstress who rebels against her rabbi father to become a union organizer, an Irish-American senator who rules the city with the help of corrupt police, and Freud who gives his views on crass America
Strivers Row by Kevin Baker( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. Jonah Dove returns home to World War II-era Harlem, troubled by his history of passing as a white man in college, and finds his life colliding with that of Malcolm Little, a teenage hustler from Michigan who is destined to rename himself Malcolm X
The big crowd by Kevin Baker( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Irish brothers -- one fallen political star accused of corruption and the other a young DA desperately trying to clear his name -- navigate through a dangerous world of socialites, politicians, righteous reformers and cold-blooded gangsters to find the truth
Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reggie Jackson, who hit 563 homers and earned the nickname "Mr. October," relates his story and the path he paved in baseball history
Sometimes you see it coming by Kevin Baker( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True love. Kevin Baker has written a sometimes exuberant, sometimes rueful novel, not only about the glorious game of baseball, but about the bittersweet, far more complicated game of life
America : the story of us : an illustrated history by Kevin Baker( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanies the A & E/ History Channel series America: the Story of Us
Luna Park by Kevin Baker( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and French and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alik Strelnikov lives in the shadows of Coney Island... Ten years ago, he traded a brutal existence in the Russian army for the promise of America - only to become an enforcer in the Brooklyn mob. Now, he chases his ghosts with all he has left: booze, heroin and his lover, Marina, part-time prostitute and full-time fortuneteller. But is there a way the two of them can escape their miserable fates? Amid Marina's tarot card predictions of the future and despite Alik's horrifying memories of his past? It hinges on a desperate plan, one that will put them between warring mobs and span a century..."--Publisher description
Baseball : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving and fascinating history of the game of baseball. Goes beyond the stolen bases and home runs to demonstrate how baseball has been influenced by, and has in turn influenced, American life
Strivers row by Kevin Baker( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. Jonah Dove returns home to World War II-era Harlem, troubled by his history of passing as a white man in college, and finds his life colliding with that of Malcolm Little, a teenage hustler from Michigan who is destined to rename himself Malcolm X
America the ingenious : how a nation of dreamers, immigrants, and tinkerers changed the world by Kevin Baker( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is a nation of inventors, tinkerers, researchers, and adventurers. What is it that makes America such a fertile place to explore, discover, and launch the next big thing? Baker brings his eye for historical detail to the grand, and grandly entertaining, tale of American innovation. You'll meet people who followed their passions and changed our world; the women who created things to make their own lives easier. And you'll learn how immigration leads to innovation
Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reggie Jackson hit 563 home runs and drove in 1,702 runs over the course of his twenty-one-year career; he played three World Series-winning seasons with the Oakland Athletics, and two with the New York Yankees. He is a special adviser to the Yankees
Dreamland : [a novel] by Kevin Baker( Recording )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Dreamland, a uniquely fierce and magical tale that delivers both a sweeping chronicle of America at the turn of the century and an intimate, heart-wrenching portrait of the lives of its denizens. Among the thousands of immigrants who arrive in New York harbor is an Eastern European stowaway called Kid Twist, who soon earns his keep as an enforcer for the ruthless gangster Gyp the Blood. Soon though, Kid brutally splits with Gyp, leaving him bleeding from a shovel wound to the head in a rancid basement on the Lower East Side. His life now in jeopardy, Kid flees to Brooklyn, finding asylum with a Coney Island carny known as Trick the Dwarf. Kevin Baker's deftly imagined blend of meticulous historical research and assured narrative invention recreates a world bursting at the seams, a world of freak shows, cataclysmic exhibitions, mad dwarves, and bathing beauties
Paradise Alley : a novel by Kevin Baker( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women in the waterfront slum of Paradise Alley try to protect their families during the draft riots in Civil War era New York City. Deirdre O'Kane, Ruth Dove, and Maddy Boyle must gather together against the brutality of a city-and a nation-gone mad
Big crowd : a novel by Kevin Baker( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Irish brothers--one fallen political star accused of corruption and the other a young DA desperately trying to clear his name--navigate through a dangerous world of socialites, politicians, righteous reformers and cold-blooded gangsters to find the truth
Mankind : the story of all of us( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MANKIND: The Story of All of Us Volume 2". From the producers of America the Story of Us comes the epic tale of the rise of civilization. The 12-hour series spans the first flourishing of civilization in Mesopotamia through the discovery of America. Groundbreaking production techniques bring to life the greatest landmarks and milestones of human achievement. CGI rebuilds lost worlds; large scale reenactments replay critical battles; innovative use of interactive maps dynamically illustrates the key factors that gave rise to civilization across the globe. MANKIND: The Story of All of Us emphasizes the simultaneity of the human adventure? how ancient Egypt thrived while Stonehenge was being built; China was at its zenith while Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages. HISTORY captures the danger, action, struggle, heroism, and adrenaline of MANKIND: The Story of All of Us!
America : the story of us( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying book : America : the story of us : an illustrated history by Kevin Baker ; art and photography edited by Gail Buckland ; with special introduction by President Barack Obama. New York : A & E Television Networks, 2010
The American century by Harold Evans( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces events in American history from the Great Depression, through the period of recovery that followed the election of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to the end of World War II
The American century by Harold Evans( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces events in U.S. history at home and abroad from the presidency of Harry Truman through the early years of Lyndon B. Johnson's administration, including the Cold War, the Korean War, CIA-planned coups in Guatemala and Iran, the space race and the civil rights movement
 
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Alternative Names
Kevin Baker American novelist and journalist

Kevin Baker Amerikaans schrijver

Кевин Бэйкер

ケヴィン・バーカー (作家)

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Paradise Alley : a novelDreamlandStrivers RowSometimes you see it comingAmerica : the story of us : an illustrated historyLuna ParkBaseball : an illustrated historyStrivers row