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Jack, Zachary Michael 1973-

Works: 23 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 4,624 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Archives  Records and correspondence  Sources  Biography  Fiction  Poetry  Detective and mystery stories 
Classifications: GV970.3.U69, 070.449796
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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 847 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 ( )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 765 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
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 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 656 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
The green Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt in appreciation of wilderness, wildlife, and wild places by Theodore Roosevelt ( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberty Hyde Bailey : essential agrarian and environmental writings by L. H Bailey ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This unique volume contains selected works of Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954), a scholar-essayist-naturalist who espoused a "biocentric worldview." The work presents what the editor calls a "comprehensive introduction to Bailey's thinking on agriculture, nature, community, and education," drawn from ten of Bailey's most popular published works. The 42 excerpts or full essays are organized under nine descriptors that lay out Bailey's inimitable observations and agri-environmental (nature-minded) philosophical perspective, one that stands in contrast to the contemporary anthropocentric view
Black earth and ivory tower : new American essays from farm and classroom ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncle Henry Wallace : letters to farm families by Henry Wallace ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 100 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
Participatory sportswriting : an anthology, 1870-1937 by Zachary Michael Jack ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 93 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
The furrow and us : essays on soil and sentiment by Walter Thomas Jack ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 76 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 44 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
What Cheer : a love story by Zachary Michael Jack ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 38 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 )
2 editions 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 )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 9 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: 0.42 (from 0.18 for What Cheer ... to 0.94 for Uncle Henr ...)
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