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Jack, Zachary Michael 1973-

Works: 22 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 5,152 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Archives  Records and correspondence  Sources  Biography  Fiction  Poetry  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV970.3.U69, 796.35206879476
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Zachary Michael Jack
Let there be Pebble a middle-handicapper's year in America's garden of golf by Zachary Michael Jack( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Up close look at Pebble Beach Golf Links/Carmel, CA in the year leading up to the 2010 U.S. Open
Inside the ropes sportswriters get their game on by Zachary M Jack( )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Most of us will never know what it's like to parachute out of a Cessna, tend goal for the Boston Bruins, burn rubber on a Q DVF DU track, scale Everest, or quarterback the Detroit Lions. So it's our good fortune when dauntless literary journalists actually play the sports they cover - returning with firsthand tales from "inside the ropes." Here, in the tradition popularized by George Plimpton, is participatory sportswriting at its finest and most far-out. Editor Zachary Michael Jack fields a dream team of today's best sports journalists, hotshots, and rising stars in search of the game behind the game." "More than three dozen decorated writers take the field. Heirs apparent such as Tom Verducci, Jack McCallum, Melissa King, and Sam Walker join veterans Paul Gallico, George Plimpton, Davis Miller, Donald Katz, Tim Cahill, Grace Butcher, and James McManus in swinging for the journalistic fence. Together these thrill-seeking men and women capture the mojo of returning John McEnroe's serve, taking a punch from Ali, paddling Jack London's Alaskan river route, coaching the Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash, umping Manny Ramirez. Forty eye-popping accounts offer the straight scoop as never before - not just in the field but on it."--BOOK JACKET
The Midwest farmer's daughter in search of an American icon by Zachary Michael Jack( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From yesterday?s gingham girls to today?s Google-era Farmer Janes, The Midwest Farmer?s Daughter explores the resurgent role played by female agriculturalists at a time when fully 30 percent of new farms in the US are woman-owned, but when, paradoxically, America?s farm-reared daughters are conspicuously absent from popular film, television, and literature. In this first-of-its-kind treatment, Zachary Michael Jack follows the fascinating story of the girl who became a regional and national legend: from Donna Reed to Laura Ingalls Wilder, from Elly May Clampett to The Dukes of Hazzard?s Catherine Bach, from Lawrence Welk?s TV sweethearts to the tragic heroines of Jane Smiley?s Thousand Acres. From Amish farm women bloggers, to Missouri homesteaders and seed-savers, to rural Nebraskan graphic novelists and, ultimately, to the seven generations of entrepreneurial Iowan farm women who have animated his own family since before the Civil War, Jack shines new documentary light on the symbol of American virtue, energy, and ingenuity that rural writer Martha Foote Crow once described as the ?great rural reserve of initiating force, sane judgment and spiritual drive.? Packed with dozens of interviews, The Midwest Farmer?s Daughter covers the history and the renaissance of agrarian women on both sides of the fence. Giving equal consideration to both agriculture?s time-tested rural and small-town Farm Bureaus, 4-H, and FFA training grounds as well as to the eco-innovations generated by the region?s rising woman-powered ?agro-polises? such as Chicago, the author crafts a lively, easy-to-read cultural and social history, exploring the pioneering role today?s female agriculturalists play in the emergence of farmers? markets, urban farms, community-supported agriculture, and the new ?back-to-the-land? and ?do-it-yourself? movements. For all those whose lives have been graced by the enduring strength of American farm women, The Midwest Farmer?s Daughter offers a groundbreaking examination of a dynamic American icon
Love of the land essential farm and conservation readings from an American Golden Age, 1880-1920 ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The green Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt in appreciation of wilderness, wildlife, and wild places by Theodore Roosevelt( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberty Hyde Bailey : essential agrarian and environmental writings by L. H Bailey( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bailey style is characterized as following the tradition of Emerson, Burroughs, and Muir. From it, one acquires a clear sense of Bailey's emotive and observational sensibilities. In the group of excerpts presented under the editor's designation as "Appreciations," which include "Apple Tree," "Wind," "Weed," "Evening," and "Morning," Bailey reveals his revolutionary but uncomplicated thinking. Few contemporary writers remind the reader in such reflective rhetoric of the simple--yet provocative--ecological meaning of the commonplace phenomena that surround us. These characteristics and Bailey's expository prose provide this work with its most poignant and essential contribution. The book jacket presents two photos of Bailey, whose wisdom will be valuable for a wide readership. Copyright 2009 American Library Association
Participatory sportswriting : an anthology, 1870-1937 by Zachary Michael Jack( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Long before George Plimpton donned shoulder pads for Paper Lion, sportswriters were stepping onto the field. This anthology collects 38 essays from the Gilded and Golden Age greats. Charles Dickens, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and more prowled sporting grounds in a time when, as Grantland Rice put it, "a flame...lit up the sporting skies and covered the world.""--Provided by publisher
Uncle Henry Wallace : letters to farm families by Henry Wallace( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Culled from more than a half dozen volumes of Wallace's writing for farm families, Uncle Henry Wallace: Letters to Farm Families captures the spirit of a man journalist Ray Stannard Baker called "a sort of oracle for advice on everything from the best ways of feeding calves to bringing up boys."" "Compiled and introduced by fourth-generation Iowa farmer's son Zachary Michael Jack, himself the great-grandson of famed agricultural writer Walter Thomas Jack, these timeless, down-to-earth missives that are meant to be shared, then as now, between farm-loving grandparents and grandchildren, parents and children, and teachers and students of all ages."--BOOK JACKET
The furrow and us : essays on soil and sentiment by Walter Thomas Jack( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An edited, updated version of Walter Thomas Jack's conservation classic, 'The furrow and us.' Includes an appendix of imaginative entries selected from his farm journals
Letters to a young Iowan : good sense from the good folks of Iowa for young people everywhere ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters of advice from Iowans
The plowman sings : the essential fiction, poetry, and drama of America's forgotten regionalist Jay G. Sigmund by Jay G Sigmund( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iowa, the definitive collection : classic & contemporary readings by Iowans, about Iowa ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iowa, the Definitive Collection gathers for student, teacher, researcher, and leisure reader alike a rich harvest of Iowa lore as told by a bevy of its most famous and forgotten voices Iowa history as made and told by Iowans, for Iowans. Totaling over 500 browsable pages and nearly 100 highly readable, classic and contemporary selections, this mammoth compendium of Iowa history, literature, and lore captures the Hawkeye State more diversely and more comprehensively than ever before. Here is a book a big book of Iowa readings of every conceivable kind (campaign platforms, creeds, diaries, editorials, ethnographic studies, fictions, government documents, history, humor, journalism, legal opinions, letters, memoirs, pamphlets, speeches, travel narratives, and more) and of every historical vintage (from Black Hawk s lament on being ordered to move west to Iowa in 1831 to Iowa writer-anthropologist Robert Leonard s freshly-penned roll call of the many different Iowans he has known). Between these covers, world-famous sons and daughters of Iowa, including Carrie Chapman Catt, Bob Feller, Susan Glaspell, Herbert Hoover, Ted Kooser, Aldo Leopold, Glenn Miller, Wallace Stegner, Henry Wallace, Grant Wood, and many others join a chorus of forgotten or neglected native greats to tell the story of their home state as only Iowans can tell it. Perfect fodder for Iowa history and literature classes, book clubs, civic organizations, museums, libraries, and visitor centers across the Land Between Two Rivers, Iowa, the Definitive Collection offers a first-of-its-kind, popular documentary history suitable for singing loudly, proudly, and circumspectly across the State, and across generations
What Cheer : a love story by Zachary Michael Jack( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Here's a comedy of errors featuring three not-yet-over-the-hill friends, a series of dreamy love letters, and a mysterious list of warm, nearly-gone touchstones that inspire a rollicking ride through the Heartland."--Cover, p. [4]
Corn country travel writing, literary journalism, memoir by Homer Croy( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Native soulmate : a season in search of a love homegrown by Zachary Michael Jack( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perfectly against the sun by Zachary Michael Jack( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pond Ball Clintock and the Gods of Golf : a novel for true believers by Zachary Michael Jack( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The inanity of music & wings : poems by Zachary Michael Jack( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rilke on the rocks by Zachary Michael Jack( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Student body : a benefit mystery novella ; a novel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.18 for What Cheer ... to 0.94 for Uncle Henr ...)
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