WorldCat Identities

Costas, Bob 1952-

Works: 138 works in 195 publications in 2 languages and 11,635 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Biography  Sports television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Television specials  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Host, Interviewee, Speaker, Interviewer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Bob Costas
Most widely held works by Bob Costas
Cars by John Lasseter( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hotshot rookie race car Lightning McQueen is living life in the fast lane until he hits a detour on his way to the most important race of his life. Stranded in Radiator Springs, a forgotten town on old Route 66, he meets Sally, Mater, Doc Hudson, and a variety of quirky characters who help him discover that there's more to life than trophies and fame
Fair ball : a fan's case for baseball by Bob Costas( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sportscaster takes on revenue sharing, realignment, wild card races and other issues in professional baseball
And the crowd goes wild : relive the most celebrated sporting events ever broadcast by Joe Garner( Recording )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the stories of forty-seven of the most memorable moments in sports history, and features two CDs, narrated by sports journalist Bob Costas, that contain the actual comments of the announcers who were calling the events
Swifter, higher, stronger : a photographic history of the Summer Olympics by Sue Macy( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A detailed look at the history of the Olympic Games, from their origins in Ancient Greece, through their rebirth in nineteenth century France, to the present, highlighting the contributions of individuals to the Games' success and popularity
And the fans roared : the sports broadcasts that kept us on the edge of our seats by Joe Garner( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the stories of forty-three memorable moments in sports history, and features two CDs, narrated by sports journalist Bob Costas, that contain the actual broadcasts of the announcers who were calling the events
100 yards of glory : the greatest moments in NFL history by Joe Garner( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Immaculate Reception. The Ice Bowl. The Music City Miracle. The Catch. For nearly a century, the National Football League has provided fans with pulse-pounding moments on the gridiron. In the tradition of their revolutionary collaboration, And the Crowd Goes Wild, veteran chronicler of broadcast history, Joe Garner, and broadcast icon, Bob Costas team up to bring fans this one-of-a-kind compendium of NFL history--a lavishly illustrated hardcover book, with gripping text and archival photographs, as well as an original 10-part documentary, produced by an Emmy-Award winning team, hosted by the inimitable Costas and featuring official NFL video highlights. From the great dynasties to the improbable catches, the legendary coaches to the heroic QBs, the most incredible comebacks to the most notorious flubs, 100 Yards of Glory relives--in text and video--the most unforgettable moments in the game. Also available as an enhanced ebook, 100 Yards of Glory is a must have for any football fan"--
On the shoulders of giants. [an audio & musical journey through the early history of basketball] by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar takes listeners on a tour through the segregated days of early basketball, including the remarkable story of the Harlem Rens--the first professional champions of basketball. Along the way, hoops icons like Charles Barkley, Julius Erving, and John Wooden share their thoughts, while broadcast legend Bob Costas narrates
The new face of baseball : the one-hundred year rise and triumph of Latinos in America's favorite sport by Tim Wendel( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For decades, Americans have been fascinated by the complexity and rich history of baseball. No other sport has captivated so many fans. The New Face of Baseball explores a different chapter in baseball's chronicles, one often ignored but remarkably influential. Into the tapestry of baseball history, Tim Wendel weaves the stories of its Latino athletes -- who they are and how they helped transform the sport into what it is today. Going as far back as the mid-nineteenth century, to the early days of Cuban baseball, Wendel traces the spread of American baseball fever in the Caribbean and Mexico, and discusses lesser-known historical standouts, including Adolfo Luque, the first Hispanic to play in the World Series (in 1923), and Martin Dihigo, a black Cuban whom many baseball insiders consider the greatest ballplayer of all time. Wendel masterfully describes the days when only light-skinned Latinos were allowed to participate in Major League competition, much like their inspirational African American counterparts, and the linguistic barrier Latinos were confronted with when playing on teams with "English-only" rules inside their dugouts. Featuring material on Roberto Clemente, Fernando Valenzuela, and Sammy Sosa, as well as interviews with Latino superstars past and present -- such as Alex Rodriguez, Ivan Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera, Alfonso Soriano, and the Hernandez brothers -- The New Face of Baseball helps fans of America's favorite pastime to understand the history of those who bring hope and honor every season to the teams they have given their lives to, and the Hispanic culture that, if allowed, can lie hidden and unnoticed under a team jersey. With a foreword by Bob Costas, the first-ever-published Latino All-Century Team featuring players selected by Omar Minaya, and photos taken by award-winning Sports Illustrated photographer Victor Baldizon, this important book is sure to make as much of a splash a the Latino players themselves -- the new faces of baseball
Grasping the ring : nine unique winners in life and sports by Gene A Budig( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Professor Gene A. Budig provides telling insights about a series of exceptional people; individuals who have been driven to lead and to excel on the national stage" (back cover)
Baseball forever! 50 years of classic radio play-by-play highlights from the Miley Collection by Jason Turbow( Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Miley has compiled the most comprehensive audio account of baseball history in existence-a vast and wildly entertaining assemblage of game tapes from throughout the sport's history. Miley and Turbow have carefully selected an abundance of highlights for Baseball Forever! that is sure to inform, entertain, and appeal to anybody nostalgic for baseball's storied history
100 years of the World series ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Chronicles the landmark moments from every era in World Series history" using interviews with players, managers, writers and broadcasters, with digitally restored film from the Major League Baseball Productions archives
2008 Olympics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Video of the opening ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, from beginning to end. Also includes feature stories about China, interviews with, and profiles of participants
The World Series history of the Fall Classic ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archival footage and more than 100 interviews with players, managers, writers, broadcasters, and historians
Head games ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the prevalence of concussions resulting in brain damage in contact sports. Athletes from different sports share their experiences. Profiles former Ivy League football player and WWE wrestler Christopher Nowinski
Paul Simon and friends Gershwin Prize for popular song by Paul Simon( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In May of 2007 the Library of Congress gathered an unprecedented group of musicians together in Washington, D., to honor Paul Simon as the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song"--Container
Catching hell ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With five outs remaining in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series, a foul ball descended from the cold Chicago sky. As a flurry of hands reached for the ball, it was fatefully tipped away from the outstretched glove of outfielder Moises Alou. Steve Bartman instantly became the focus of rage for long-suffering Cubs fans everywhere. Filmmaker Alex Gibney explores the phenomenon of scapegoating through the lenses of two infamous moments in sports history
Chicago Cubs the heart and soul of Chicago ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An entertaining and heartfelt look at the ties of hope, faith, and optimism that bind Cubs fans together. Also offers unique insight into what it means to be a true Cubs fans by exploring how deeply the histories of the city of Chicago and its Cubs are intertwined. Featuring interviews with an all-star cast of Cubs fans, Cubs legends, and experts, and remarkable historical images, including dozens of rare and never-before-seen photos from the earliest days of Chicago and the Cubs
Fairball by Bob Costas( Recording )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Men at work by George F Will( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greek Americans ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes two programs: The Greek Americans, which features first-generation immigrants, and The Greek Americans II: Passing the torch, which focuses on the experiences of the next generation. Plus 50 minutes of bonus footage not seen on PBS
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English (67)
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