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Esmo, Ian

Overview
Works: 20 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 1,378 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Western stories  Quotations  Biographies  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3513.R6545, B
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Most widely held works by Ian Esmo
Rogers Hornsby : a biography by Charles C Alexander( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1920's Rogers Hornsby was the National League's foremost star, its biggest since Honus Wagner and its principal answer to the American League's Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. He was a seven-time National League batting champion, and his 1924 average remains the major-league high for this century. From his Texas childhood until his death in 1962, Hornsby lived his entire life in the world of baseball, building a legend through his remarkable involvement in every phase of the sport. His career as a player, manager, and instructor was spectacular in its unpredictability, and the story of his life chronicles the golden age of baseball
Sandra Nichols found dead by George V Higgins( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case of wrongful death brought by the estate of Sandra Nichols against Peter Wade on behalf of her three children. Lawyer Jerry Kennedy must prove that Wade, Sandra's latest husband, had a motive, the means and the opportunity to kill her. Indications are Wade hired Sandra's lover to do the job for him
Victory : the Reagan administration's secret strategy that hastened the collapse of the Soviet Union by Peter Schweizer( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on exclusive interviews with key participants, including Caspar Weinberger, George Schultz, John Poindexter, Robert McFarlane, and William Clark, Victory chronicles why and how Ronald Reagan helped to bring down the Soviet Union
Honus Wagner : a biography by Dennis DeValeria( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honus Wagner was the first American sports superstar of the twentieth century and probably the best shortstop in baseball's history. This first major biography shows why Wagner was America's favorite image of sport during baseball's transition to the modern era
The progress of the seasons : forty years of baseball in our town by George V Higgins( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about baseball, our national pastime. While the focus is a team that hasn't won the championship for more than eighty years, the Boston Red Sox, the book also turns on thoughts about Boston, and Fenway Park, about family and continuity
Jack Nicklaus : my story by Jack Nicklaus( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded as a fine sportsman Jack Nicklaus has always maintained a certain reserve about personal life. This book sets the record straight as to his early life and his unusually happy private life and business success
The seventh man by Max Brand( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His name is Dan Barry, and they call him "the Manslayer." His best friend is a savage wolf dog no other man can touch. They say his gun is faster than summer lightning and has never missed its mark. They say no bullet yet cast can kill him. His lifeblood is danger, and it flows with the cool recklessness of a surging mountain stream. Some say he is a wild man, some say he is a ghost. But one thing they agree on: Once you cross Dan Barry there are only two things left to do--buy your wife widow's weeds and order a pine box that fits your measurements!
Play for a kingdom by Tom Dyja( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Civil War, Union and Confederate soldiers lay down their arms to play baseball. The soldiers think they are beating the system--fraternizing with the enemy is forbidden--but in fact the command of one side is using the games to meet a spy in the other's camp. When the soldiers realize this they pick up their arms. A first novel
Shark : [the biography of Greg Norman] by Lauren St. John( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greg Norman is one of golf's most complex and controversial celebrities. In this riveting and revealing biography, acclaimed journalist St. John examines Norman's conquests as well as his failures and his relationships with his father, his agents, fellow golfers, and caddies
Roger Maris by Harvey Rosenfeld( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book recounts the slugger Roger Maris's life before, during, and after his headline season of 1961, when the taciturn North Dakota native topped Babe Ruth's all-time record by hitting sixty-one homers. From his youth as a star high-school athlete and American Legion baseball player, Maris went on to big-time sports with the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals. Author Rosenfeld argues that Roger's treatment by the press was both shabby and tragic and that Maris's midwestern modesty and his strength, his need for privacy, and his straightforward bluntness were often wrongly interpreted as arrogance and sullenness, a factor that led many to downplay his claim on the record books
Walter Johnson : baseball's big train by Henry W Thomas( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To many, Walter Johnson is the greatest pitcher of all time. He was a star second to none throughout the "Golden age of Sports", which spanned the era of such greats as Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Lou Gehrig and Al Simmons. But it wasn't Walter Johnson's blazing fastball alone that placed him on a pedestal. It was Johnson, above all others, who came to personify "gentlemanly conduct in the heat of battle," as Shirley Povich put it. One of a small number of stars tempering the game's roughneck reputation in the early years of the century, he was still around to help shepherd it through its darkest hour of the "Black Sox scandal". His presence as a role model in the big-leagues consoled parents all over the country. Throughout a career as dazzling as any in sports history, Johnson remained unspoiled. This is the grand story of one of the good guys
Cobb : a biography by Al Stump( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a boy in the 1890s, he went looking for thrills in a rural Georgia that still burned with the humiliation of the Civil War. As an old man in the 1960s, he dared death, picked fights, refused to take his medicine, and drove off all his friends and admirers. He went to his deathbed alone, clutching a loaded pistol and a bag containing millions of dollars worth of cash and securities. During the years in between, he was, according to Al Stump, "the most shrewd, inventive, lurid, detested, mysterious, and superb of all baseball players." He was Ty Cobb. Al Stump tells how the dying Cobb hired him in 1960 to ghostwrite his autobiography, giving him a fascinating window into the life and times of the Georgia Peach
Diary of a dirty little war by Harvey Rosenfeld( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its beginnings, America has acted out much of its history on the battlefront. Yet for the average American, little is known of the Spanish-American War. The reasons for our entry never seemed compelling?at times, yellow fever seemed more the enemy than did Spanish troops?and the United States was ill prepared for the venture. Nevertheless, this conflict served to unify a country that only thirty years before had been hopelessly divided by civil strife. This colorful account reveals how every aspect of American life was ultimately touched by the war. War heroes abounded in the Spanish-American war: George Dewey, Richmond Pearson Hobson, Joe Wheeler, William T. Sampson, and of course, Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. Rosenfeld strikes a balance between scholarly and popular writing, bringing to life a war that has often been overlooked
The rainbow trail by Zane Grey( )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful rainbow filled with mystery and promise prompts John Shefford's singular journey beyond the Utah upland into a wild canyon laden with a haunting secret. But to reach it, Shefford has to go through a Mormon village, where trespassing means death, and confront a treacherous outlaw who blocks the way
Iron man : the Cal Ripken, Jr., story by Harvey Rosenfeld( Recording )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since May 30, 1982, Cal Ripken, Jr., of the Baltimore Orioles hasn't missed a game, a marathon performance during which he has won Rookie of the Year, MVP of the American League twice, MVP of an All-Star Game, two Gold Gloves and a World Series title. Chronicles Junior's ascent to super stardom
If I knew then what I know now by Richard Edler( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience is the best teacher. If only it didn't take so long! And if only you didn't have to suffer the consequences while learning your lessons. Now you don't. The answers for many of them are collected in this recording. That's because Richard Edler has tracked them down along with some of the questions that are worth knowing, posing, and pondering. He's done so by consulting those in a position to know: successful business people, seasoned CEOs, and others. To each he's posed a simple question: What do you know now that you wish you knew twenty-five years ago? The result is a compendium that will spare you a lifetime of "shoulda," "coulda," and "woulda."
Ghost rider by Max Brand( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pit bull by Martin Schwartz( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the true story of how Schwartz became the best of the best, of the people and places he discovered along the way, and of the trader's tricks and techniques he used to make his millions. It's a high-pressure, high-stakes world rarely seen by outsiders and rarely written about by its inhabitants. Here, fortunes are made and lost in moments
On learning golf by Percy Boomer( Recording )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is distinguished by two unusual revelations about golf technique: a method of learning through the sense of feeling rather than through the mind, and an insistence that one should learn to play as many shots as possible with the same muscular movements. Boomer outlines a method of learning, and stress certain points about the golf swing relating to the feel rather than to mechanics
Still a legend : the story of Roger Maris by Harvey Rosenfeld( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book recounts the slugger Roger Maris's life before, during, and after his headline season of 1961, when the taciturn North Dakota native topped Babe Ruth's all-time record by hitting sixty-one homers. From his youth as a star high-school athlete and American Legion baseball player, Maris went on to big-time sports with the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals. Author Rosenfeld argues that Roger's treatment by the press was both shabby and tragic and that Maris's midwestern modesty and his strength, his need for privacy, and his straightforward bluntness were often wrongly interpreted as arrogance and sullenness, a factor that led many to downplay his claim on the record books
 
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Sandra Nichols found deadVictory : the Reagan administration's secret strategy that hastened the collapse of the Soviet UnionHonus Wagner : a biographyThe progress of the seasons : forty years of baseball in our townJack Nicklaus : my storyThe seventh manPlay for a kingdomShark : [the biography of Greg Norman]