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Posnanski, Joe

Overview
Works: 13 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 3,351 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV939.P37, 796.332092
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Most widely held works about Joe Posnanski
 
Most widely held works by Joe Posnanski
Paterno by Joe Posnanski( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By America's premier sportswriter, written with full cooperation of Joe Paterno and his family, this account defines the epic life of America's winningest college football coach
The secret of golf : the story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus by Joe Posnanski( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first time they met, at an exhibition match in 1967, Tom Watson was a seventeen-year-old high school student and Jack Nicklaus, at twenty-seven, was already the greatest golfer in the world. Though they shared some similarities?they were both Midwestern boys who had learned how to play golf at their fathers? country clubs?they differed in many ways. Nicklaus played a game of consummate control and precision. Watson hit the ball all over the place. Nicklaus lacked charm and theatrics, and he was thoroughly despised by most golf fans because he had displaced the popular Arnold Palmer as king of the golf world. Watson was one of those Arnold Palmer fans. Yet over the next twenty years their seemingly divergent paths collided as they battled against each other again and again for a place at the top of the sport, and drove each other to ever-soaring heights of accomplishment. Spanning from that first match through the?Duel in the Sun? at Turnberry in 1977 to Watson?s near-miraculous victory at Turnberry as he approached sixty, and informed by interviews with both players over many years, The Secret of Golf is Joe Posnanski?s intimate account of the most remarkable rivalry and (eventual) friendship in modern golf
The machine : a hot team, a legendary season, and a heart-stopping World Series : the story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds by Joe Posnanski( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team and their famous 1975 season and World Series victory
Paterno by Joe Posnanski( Recording )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By America's premier sportswriter, written with full cooperation of Joe Paterno and his family, this account defines the epic life of America's winningest college football coach
The secret of golf : the story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus by Joe Posnanski( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the friendship, rivalry, and enduring relationship between golf legends Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, combined winners of twenty-six major championships, whose sparring matches defined the sport for more than a decade
The good stuff : columns about the magic of sports by Joe Posnanski( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fields of thunder : the story of the Kansas Speedway by Jim Pedley( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unstoppable : the Kansas Jayhawks' journey to the NCAA title by J. Brady McCollough( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tigers vs. Jayhawks : from the Civil War to the battle for no. 1 by Mark Godich( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missouri and Kansas went from unranked at the start of the 2007 college football season to playing for No. 1 in the country on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so no wonder Brent Musburger chose his words carefully as he addressed a national television audience moments before kickoff of the rivals' historic meeting. "Let this sink in," Musburger, the long-time broadcaster, said. "If either Kansas or Missouri wins their next two games, they will play for the national championship." Kansas and Missouri? Really? Really. The 2007 college football season was unlike any other. Yet in a year filled with unfathomable twists and turns, Missouri and Kansas kept winning, setting up the biggest game ever played in the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi. Tigers versus Jayhawks: From the Civil War to the Battle for No. 1 dissects the monumental meeting, but it does much more than that. This book traces the bad blood between fans of the schools to the Civil War and before. It examines how Coaches Gary Pinkel of Missouri and Mark Mangino of Kansas built Big 12 doormats into national-title contenders. It deconstructs the deal that was struck to move the 2007 game to Kansas City, Mo., denying the Jayhawks the opportunity to host the biggest game in program history on their campus. It explores the Orange Bowl's head-scratching decision to invite Kansas over Missouri. Most important, this book takes the reader inside Arrowhead, inside the locker rooms, inside the huddles, inside the headsets, inside the heads of the players and coaches and administrators. The unquestioned leader of the Tigers was defensive tackle Lorenzo Williams. He describes in chilling detail the shocking death of teammate Aaron O'Neal, who collapsed in front of him after a voluntary workout in July 2005. Williams talks about the circuitous route he took to Columbia as well as the direct path he took to sack Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing for a safety on the game's signature play. Tight end Martin Rucker, who signed with his home-state school because he wanted to be the guy who put the Tigers back on the football map, recalls the special satisfaction he got when he scored on a fake field goal against Nebraska. Chase Daniel reveals why he honored his commitment to Mizzou even after his beloved Texas Longhorns made an 11th-hour offer. And the follow-the-book Pinkel explains why he broke one of the tenets of Coaching 101 with the message he delivered to his captains two days after an October loss to Oklahoma. Mangino reflects on the fall afternoon in 2004 that was a turning point for his program, when after a bitter loss he showed his players he had their backs. Reesing shares how a star quarterback from Austin ended up in Lawrence and how he played with a chip on his shoulder after one Texas school told him he was on its B-list of recruits. And Carl Peterson discusses how he worked tirelessly for 15 years to bring the game to Arrowhead, finally fulfilling a dream of Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt. It would arguably be the city's biggest sporting event ever. The atmosphere was electric. "You could feel the hostility in the air," Mizzou backup quarterback Chase Patton says. These are just a few of the storylines surrounding the biggest game two bitter, border rivals will ever play, a game a former President called the best he has ever seen. As the 2007 season played out, Missouri and Kansas became the talk of the college football world. And for one frigid November night, all eyes were on Arrowhead Stadium. Missouri-Kansas? Really!
The soul of baseball : a road trip through Buck O'Neil's America by Joe Posnanski( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country with the ninety-four-year-old O'Neil in hopes of rediscovering the love that first drew them to the game.</ <The Soul of Baseball</ is as much the story of Buck O'Neil as it is the story of baseball. Driven by a relentless optimism and his two great passions'for America's pastime and for jazz, America's music'O'Neil played solely for love. In an era when greedy, steroid-enhanced athletes have come to characterize professional ball, Posnanski offers a salve for the damaged spirit: the uplifting life lessons of a truly extraordinary man who never missed an opportunity to enjoy and love life.>
KU today : the Roy era by Joe Posnanski( )

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

The University of Kansas basketball team under coach Roy Williams
Joe Posnanski: Paterno by Joe Posnanski( )

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

In 46 seasons at Penn State, legendary football coach Joe Paterno won 409 games -- more than any other coach in the history of college football -- led five teams to undefeated, untied seasons, won two national championships, and demanded academic success from his players. A beloved figure in Happy Valley, "Joe Pa" endowed faculty positions and scholarships, and supported the construction of an interfaith spiritual center and a library that bears his name -- until his inglorious dismissal under the dark shadow of the Sandusky scandal just months before his death in January 2012. Written with the full cooperation of Paterno and his family, National Sportswriter of the Year Joe Posnanski chronicles the coach's career and legacy in Paterno. In conversation with Philadelphia Inquirer sportswriter Joe Juliano
On holidays by Joe Posnanski( )

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

 
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The machine : a hot team, a legendary season, and a heart-stopping World Series : the story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds
Alternative Names
Joe Posnanski American sportswriter

Joe Posnanski Amerikaans auteur

ジョー・ポスナンスキー

Languages
English (42)

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The soul of baseball : a road trip through Buck O'Neil's America