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Berkow, Ira

Overview
Works: 46 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 9,067 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Miscellanea  Juvenile works  Case studies  Documentary films  Sports films  Nonfiction films  Humor  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction
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 )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 696 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 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the best of Red Smith's writings on baseball from the 1940s through 1981
Maxwell Street : survival in a bazaar by Ira Berkow( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxwell Street is an open-air market on Chicago's West Side, the center of a ghetto about a mile square, where thousands of Jewish immigrants fleeing pogroms and persecution in Eastern Europe settled and first set up business in America between 1880 and 1924. This engrossing, lively and richly illustrated chronicle recreates the color, the diversity and the personality of Maxwell Street both through the author's recollections of his own childhood experience and the actual stories of many for whom Maxwell Street was the first taste of America
The minority quarterback, and other lives in sports by Ira Berkow( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 488 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
Rockin' steady; a guide to basketball & cool by Walt Frazier( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 442 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 418 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
Beyond the dream : occasional heroes of sports by Ira Berkow( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief biographical sketches of personalities from every aspect of sports
Jews and baseball : an American love story( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-time Oscar -winner Dustin Hoffman narrates this decade-spanning documentary that highlights the contributions of Jewish Americans to the most American sport of them all: baseball
The man who robbed the Pierre : the story of Bobby Comfort by Ira Berkow( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bobby Comfort wanted to be a good something. He turned out to be a great criminal. January 2nd, 1972: Men in tuxedos rob the Pierre, a New York hotel. They get away with $11 million worth of cash and jewelry. The police are baffled by how large-scale a heist could go off so smoothly. The answer was in the leader of the thieves, a man by the name of Bobby Comfort. Comfort took to crime from a young age, card sharping, petty theft, and eventually robbery. Taking money from the rich, though, was where he excelled. Like Robin Hood (only keeping the loot himself), Comfort masterminded what was, at the time, the most lucrative heist in history. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ira Berkow chronicles the crime, using first-hand accounts to weave together a ripping cops-and-robbers yarn, and a portrait of a truly American rogue
The gospel according to Casey : Casey Stengel's inimitable, instructional, historical baseball book by Casey Stengel( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 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 227 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 207 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 )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 187 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 164 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 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summers in the Bronx : Attila the Hun & other Yankee stories by Ira Berkow( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 37 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
To the hoop : the seasons of a basketball life by Ira Berkow( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magic" Johnson A good reporter can pick up a pen and chronicle the game of basketball, from its X's and O's to its personalities. A great reporter can put down the pen and pick up the rock. Ira Berkow has been many things in his life-a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a respected columnist, and a passionate sports fan. He also knows how to thread a pass into the paint. In this wildly entertaining chronicle of his life as both a devotee and gym rat, Berkow writes with good humor and piercing insight about talking strategy with Walt Frazier, running the court with Oscar Robertson, and seeing the game from the inside. From his youth, playing on the courts in Chicago in the '40's and '50's to growing older and using the wisdom he's gained to school players half his age, Berkow retains a competitive spirit, and a deep love of hoops. This moving tale of love for the game, for his friends and family, and for life itself is a must-read for anyone who wants the ball when the game is on the line
 
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Red Smith on baseball : the game's greatest writer on the game's greatest years
Alternative Names
Ira Berkow American sports columnist

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English (76)

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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 & coolCarewBeyond the dream : occasional heroes of sportsThe corporal was a pitcher : the courage of Lou BrissieHow to talk Jewish