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Berkow, Ira

Overview
Works: 44 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 9,015 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Case studies  Humor  Anecdotes  Documentary films  Historical films  Sports films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay
Classifications: GV742.42.S54, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ira Berkow
 
Most widely held works by Ira Berkow
Red : a biography of Red Smith by Ira Berkow( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hank Greenberg, the story of my life by Hank Greenberg( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once in a great while there appears a baseball player who transcends the game and earns universal admiration from his fellow players, from fans, and from the American people. Such a man was Hank Greenberg, whose dynamic life and legendary career are among baseball's most inspiring stories. The Story of My Life tells the story of this extraordinary man in his own words, describing his childhood as the son of Eastern European immigrants in New York; his spectacular baseball career as one of the greatest home-run hitters of all time and later as a manager and owner; his heroic service in World War II; and his courageous struggle with cancer. Tall, handsome, and uncommonly good-natured, Greenberg was a secular Jew who, during a time of widespread religious bigotry in America, stood up for his beliefs. Throughout a lifetime of anti-Semitic abuse he maintained his dignity, becoming in the process a hero for Jews throughout America and the first Jewish ballplayer elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Red Smith on baseball : the game's greatest writer on the game's greatest years by Red Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the best of Red Smith's writings on baseball from the 1940s through 1981
The minority quarterback, and other lives in sports by Ira Berkow( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to his celebrated story of a white quarterback at an all-black college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Berkow looks at a variety of sport's winners and losers, funny and tragic and inspiring, from the ballpark to the boxing ring
Maxwell Street : survival in a bazaar by Ira Berkow( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rockin' steady; a guide to basketball & cool by Walt Frazier( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Knick talks about basketball, his life, and being cool
Carew by Rod Carew( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rod Carew tells the personal story of his rise from a city sandlot team in the Bronx through the minor leagues to his unparalled achievements as baseball's leading hitter
Court vision : unexpected views on the lure of basketball by Ira Berkow( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author "presents a unique look at America's premier sport--and its fans--through interviews with a remarkable cross section of widely known and extraordinarily accomplished individuals in a variety of fields, who explain what the lure of basketball is for them. Berkow talked with Chris Rock, Woody Allen, Tom Brokaw, Saul Bellow, Johnnie Cochran Jr., Walter Matthau, Nikki Giovanni, Donald Trump, Julia Child, Frank Stella, Erica Jong, Grover Washington Jr., Seiji Ozawa, and Sharon Stone, among others, to uncover fresh, funny, controversial, and often surprising opinions about the teams and players who make the game intriguing."--Jacket
Beyond the dream : occasional heroes of sports by Ira Berkow( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief biographical sketches of personalities from every aspect of sports
The man who robbed the Pierre : the story of Bobby Comfort by Ira Berkow( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews and baseball an American love story( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the Jewish involvement in the history of the sport from the game's earliest days, through the tumultuous war years to today's All-Star games. By analyzing various stages in this history, including how the legendary Sandy Koufax pioneered rights for players and Hank Greenberg's support of Jackie Robinson, the film demonstrates how Jews shaped baseball, and baseball shaped them
The gospel according to Casey : Casey Stengel's inimitable, instructional, historical baseball book by Casey Stengel( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casey Stengel talks about his philosophy on the various aspects of baseball and comments from former players
The corporal was a pitcher : the courage of Lou Brissie by Ira Berkow( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doc, I'll take my chances." With those words, Lou Brissie turned down what was described as the only way of saving his life, the amputation of his leg after a World War II artillery barrage. This is the moving story of a veteran's determination to pursue his dream of pitching in the big leagues, no matter how difficult the rehabilitation and how slim his chances. Library Journal Reviews
Pitchers do get lonely, and other sports stories by Ira Berkow( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains eighty-five newspaper columns devoted to sports published over the last decade
How to talk Jewish by Jackie Mason( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hank Greenberg : hall-of-fame slugger by Ira Berkow( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the powerful home run hitter who became the first Jewish player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Oscar Robertson: the golden year, 1964 by Ira Berkow( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The DuSable Panthers : the greatest, blackest, saddest team from the meanest street in Chicago by Ira Berkow( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the 1954 Illinois High School State Championship basketball game between the DuSable Panthers, the first all-black team to make the finals, and a team from Mount Vernon High School
Summers in the Bronx : Attila the Hun & other Yankee stories by Ira Berkow( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty years of Yankee columns from one of New York's most popular sportswriters. Berkow captures the spirit of the Bronx Bombers in this collection of opinions and stories, guaranteed to delight fans of all ages
Counterpunch : Ali, Tyson, the Brown Bomber, & other stories of the boxing ring by Ira Berkow( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning the period between 1967 and 2005, this compilation includes 84 of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ira Berkow's columns on boxing. Readers will meet some of the greatest names in the sport's history in the pages of this book, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, and Mike Tyson. Among the unforgettable stories gathered in this collection are the heated rivalry between Ali and "Smokin' Joe" Frazier, Tyson's infamous "Bite Fight" in 1997, and the will-he-or-won't-he retirement saga of Sugar Ray Leonard. Written in Berkow's gripping prose, the columns included in Counterpunch chronicle the most important moments in boxing over the last four decades"--
 
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Alternative Names
Ira Berkow Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times sports columnist

Languages
English (71)

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Hank Greenberg, the story of my lifeRed Smith on baseball : the game's greatest writer on the game's greatest yearsThe minority quarterback, and other lives in sportsRockin' steady; a guide to basketball & coolCarewCourt vision : unexpected views on the lure of basketballBeyond the dream : occasional heroes of sportsThe corporal was a pitcher : the courage of Lou Brissie