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Wertheim, L. Jon

Overview
Works: 20 works in 81 publications in 3 languages and 5,322 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Miscellanea  Basketball stories  Fiction  Anecdotes 
Classifications: GV707, 796
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Most widely held works by L. Jon Wertheim
Scorecasting : the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won by Tobias J Moskowitz ( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran sportswriter L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost. Drawing from Moskowitz's original research, as well as studies from fellow economists such as Richard Thaler, the authors look at: the influence home-field advantage has on the outcomes of games in all sports, and why it exists; the surprising truth about the universally accepted axiom that defense wins championships; the subtle biases that umpires exhibit in calling balls and strikes in key situations; the unintended consequences of referees' tendencies in every sport to "swallow the whistle," and more.--From publisher description
Strokes of genius : Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever played by L. Jon Wertheim ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 2008 Wimbledon men's final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. Yet in the last few moments of daylight, swashbuckling Spaniard Rafael Nadal prevailed in what was, according to the author, "essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis." This book deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, psychology, technology, strategy, and personality that go into a single tennis match. With vivid, intimate detail, Wertheim re-creates this epic battle in a book that is both a study of the mechanics and art of the game and the portrait of a dramatic rivalry.--From publisher description
Venus envy : a sensational season inside the women's tennis tour by L. Jon Wertheim ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the women's tennis tour details the characters and psyches of the top players and discusses such topics as race, sexuality, and dysfunctional families
Blood in the cage : mixed martial arts, Pat Miletich, and the furious rise of the UFC by L. Jon Wertheim ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An inside look at the growing sport of mixed martial arts chronicles the life and career of Pat Miletich, a pioneer of mixed martial arts and six-time UFC champion, against the backdrop of the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Running the table : the legend of Kid Delicious, the last great American pool hustler by L. Jon Wertheim ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a portrait of Danny Basavich, a New Jersey-born pool hustler known as Kid Delicious, and his set-up man, Bristol Bob, as they embark on a four-year odyssey through the pool halls and urban billiard rooms of America
Transition game : how Hoosiers went hip-hop by L. Jon Wertheim ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the transformation of high-school basketball in America's heartland assesses the influence of such factors as technology, multiculturalism, commercialization, and more on the sport of basketball in Indiana, looking at the growth of the women's game, the influx of players of foreign heritage, the influence of big money, and the emphasis on style rather than shooting
Foul lines : a pro basketball novel by Jack McCallum ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pair of senior Sports Illustrated writers presents the NBA-inspired tale of Yale senior Jamal Kelly, who lands a job with the Los Angeles Lasers and finds his former life of poverty transformed into a maelstrom of charter flights, high living, and attractive women
Scorecasting [the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won] by Tobias J Moskowitz ( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage," and the overpayment of athletic talent
Blood in the cage mixed martial arts, Pat Miletich, and the furious rise of the UFC by L. Jon Wertheim ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Blood in the Cage, Sports Illustrated staff writer L. Jon Wertheim examines the rise of mixed martial arts and the development of the Ultimate Fighting Challenge culture
Scorecasting the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won by Tobias J Moskowitz ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage," and the overpayment of athletic talent
Running the table [the legend of Kid Delicious, the last great American pool hustler] by L. Jon Wertheim ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Blood in the cage mixed martial arts, Pat Miletich, and the furious rise of the UFC by L. Jon Wertheim ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance. Wertheim focuses on Pat Miletich, who runs the most famous MMA training school in the world. Single-handedly Miletich has transformed a gritty town on the banks of the Mississippi into an unlikely hotbed for his sport
Strokes of genius : Federer v Nadal, rivals in greatness by L. Jon Wertheim ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otaku no kodo keizai gakusha supotsu no uragawa o yomitoku : Kyo mo jimoto chimu ga katsu honto no riyu by Tobias J Moskowitz ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rookie bookie : a novel by Tobias J Moskowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When seventh-grader Mitch Sloan moves to Jonasburg, Indiana, he uses his exceptional skills in math, money, and sports statistics to make friends--but gets in over his head when he starts a football betting ring"--
Coups de génie Federer, Nadal et le plus grand match de l'histoire du tennis by L. Jon Wertheim ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Federer contre Nadal : l'affrontement ultime by L. Jon Wertheim ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Venus envy by L. Jon Wertheim ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rattling the cage : heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is the antithesis of the UFC's Vegas-style extravagance ... by L. Jon Wertheim ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Women's Tennis ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Venus. Martina. Lindsay. Serena. The stars of women's tennis are so well-known, they need only one name. Ratings are so high that the U.S. Open will feature the women's finals prime-time. Join guest host Frank Stasio for a look behind the rising popularity of women's tennis
 
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Alternative Names
Wertheim, L Jon
ワーサイム, L. ジョン
Languages
English (74)
Japanese (2)
French (2)
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