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Esmo, Ian

Overview
Works: 26 works in 73 publications in 1 language and 1,183 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Western stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3513.R6545, B
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Most widely held works by Ian Esmo
Roger Hornsby a biography by Charles C Alexander ( )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 128 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 ( )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 124 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
Honus Wagner a biography by Dennis DeValeria ( )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 115 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 ( )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 87 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 ( )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 83 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
Play for a kingdom by Tom Dyja ( )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 76 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
The seventh man by Max Brand ( )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 76 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
Shark [the biography of Greg Norman] by Lauren St. John ( )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 70 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
Walter Johnson baseball's big train by Henry W Thomas ( )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 68 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
Roger Maris by Harvey Rosenfeld ( )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 61 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
Victory the Reagan administration's secret strategy that hastened the collapse of the Soviet Union by Peter Schweizer ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 60 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
Cobb a biography by Al Stump ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 35 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
Victory by Peter Schweizer ( )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 31 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. In this explosive book, Peter Schweizer provides the riveting details of how the Reagan inner circle undermined the Soviet economy and its dwindling resource base and subverted the Kremlin's hold on its global empire. Using secret diplomacy, the administration dramatically reduced Soviet income while at the same time driving Moscow to expend an increasing amount of precious assets. On another level, there was an American initiative to provide covert aid to indigenous forces in Poland and Afghanistan to roll back Soviet power. Schweizer's compelling and convincing argument on the Reagan administration's calculated strategy is impossible to ignore
Ghost rider by Max Brand ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rainbow trail by Zane Grey ( )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 28 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 )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 25 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
The diary of a dirty little war by Harvey Rosenfeld ( )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Diary tells of the many Americans who have not received their proper recognition for service in the Spanish-American war. There were many exceptional heroic figures from the black regiments in the American army; and there was, of course, Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders
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
Diary of a dirty little war : The Spanish-american War of 1898 by Harvey Rosenfeld ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reasons for American 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
On learning golf by Percy Boomer ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 10 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
 
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