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Kirkpatrick, Rob

Overview
Works: 62 works in 249 publications in 4 languages and 8,939 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rob Kirkpatrick
1969 : the year everything changed by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles American music, news, politics, art, publishing, and sports during 1969, from Woodstock to the Manson family and Richard Nixon's presidency to the gay rights movement
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. : NASCAR road racer by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple introduction to the NASCAR driver who is the son of another winning racer, Dale Earnhardt, Sr
Sammy Sosa : home run hitter by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief biography of Sammy Sosa, a baseball player for the Chicago Cubs
Mark McGwire : record breaker by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces the player for the St. Louis Cardinals who set the home run record in 1998
Evander Holyfield : heavyweight champion by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the champion boxer, Evander Holyfield
Terrell Davis : Super Bowl running back by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Terrell Davis, star running back for the Denver Broncos
The words and music of Bruce Springsteen by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen provides a comprehensive and coherent look at the work of a thoroughly complex and persistently captivating artist." "Bruce Springsteen enjoys a popularity that has transcended generations. His 1975 album Born to Run was voted the most popular album of all time in a recently published Zagat survey; his 1984 album Born in the U.S.A. spawned seven Top Ten singles while selling more than 20 million copies; and his 2002 album The Rising was regarded by many critics as the most poignant artistic reaction to 9/11." "Springsteen, now in his 50s, has evolved from an over-hyped version of the "next Bob Dylan," to the "future of rock and roll" in the mid-1970s, to a pop culture icon in Reagan America, to a 21st-century populist voice. His career has been covered many times over, yet many of the complexities and apparent contradictions of Springsteen's music remain unresolved. These include his hard-rock influenced musical background; his movement from themes of rebellion and isolation in his early work to those of a more populist complexion later on; and his contribution in the 1980s to a conservative patriotism - despite his albums' close association with the music and ideas of Woody Guthrie. Springsteen presents an extremely compelling subject as a result of all these influences and epochs, and it is through his music that we can find new ways of understanding his art, his life, and even his country." "After a brief biographical treatment, Kirkpatrick considers all of Springsteen's significant albums in chronological order. In addition to a probing musical analysis, the book offers a guide to Springsteen's lyrical themes and motifs, allowing readers a coherent insight into the complicated nature of the artist's underlying concerns, influences, and ideas. Rounding out the volume is a consideration of Springsteen's legacy as a songwriter and musician, as well as appendices including a bibliography and a complete discography."--Jacket
Oscar de la Hoya : gold-medal boxer = boxeador de medalla de oro by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the Mexican American boxer whose skills won him a gold medal in the Olympics
Trading cards by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history of trading cards, explains what factors determine their value, and describes how to care for and protect them
Kobe Bryant : "slam dunk" champion by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Kobe Bryant, a young player for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team
Magic in the night : the words and music of Bruce Springsteen by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rob Kirkpatrick's Magic in the Night uses Bruce Springsteen's biography as a lens through which listeners can reevaluate his music as he morphs from "the next Bob Dylan" to a Reagan-era pop culture icon, and again to today's populist voice, discussing each album in chronological order. Kirkpatrick's keen insights show why the classic 1975 album Born to Run is the most popular album of all time (according to a recent Zagat Survey) and what's made Springsteen the most respected and influential artist in rock music."--Jacket
Jeff Gordon : NASCAR champion by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Jeff Gordon, the NASCAR driver who won the Daytona 500 in 1999
Michael Jordan, basketball superstar / Rob Kirkpatrick by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief biography of the basketball superstar, Michael Jordan, from his childhood in North Carolina through his career with the Chicago Bulls to his status as one of the sport's fifty greatest players
Doug Flutie : international football star by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, Doug Flutie, who has also played in the Canadian Football League
Mia Hamm, soccer star by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and record-breaking career of soccer star Mia Hamm
Grant Hill : basketball all-star by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the former Duke University basketball star, Grant Hill, who now plays for the Detroit Pistons
Cobi Jones : soccer star by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Cobi Jones, star player for the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team
Oscar de la Hoya : gold-medal boxer by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the Mexican American boxer whose skills won him a gold medal in the Olympics
Florence Griffith Joyner : Olympic runner by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the United States Olympic track and field star known as "Flo Jo."
Alexi Lalas : soccer sensation by Rob Kirkpatrick( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the soccer star, Alexi Lalas
 
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1969 : the year everything changed
Alternative Names
Rob Kirkpatrick American writer

Rob Kirkpatrick Amerikaans historicus

Rob Kirkpatrick escritor estadounidense

カークパトリック, ロブ

Languages
English (117)

Spanish (21)

Italian (2)

German (1)

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. : NASCAR road racerSammy Sosa : home run hitterMark McGwire : record breakerEvander Holyfield : heavyweight championTerrell Davis : Super Bowl running backThe words and music of Bruce SpringsteenOscar de la Hoya : gold-medal boxer = boxeador de medalla de oroTrading cards