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Berkow, Ira

Overview
Works: 40 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 8,768 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Case studies  Humor 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Editor
Classifications: GV742.42.S54, B
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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 1,130 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 769 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 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects the best of Red Smith's writings on baseball from the 1940s through 1981
Rockin' steady; a guide to basketball & cool by Walt Frazier ( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A New York Knick talks about basketball, his life, and being cool
The minority quarterback, and other lives in sports by Ira Berkow ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 553 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 )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carew by Rod Carew ( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 448 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 )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 353 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."--From book jacket
Beyond the dream : occasional heroes of sports by Ira Berkow ( Book )
3 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 320 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 )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The corporal was a pitcher : the courage of Lou Brissie by Ira Berkow ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 301 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
Jews and baseball an American love story ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 286 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 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Casey Stengel talks about his philosophy on the various aspects of baseball and comments from former players
Pitchers do get lonely, and other sports stories by Ira Berkow ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 228 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 204 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 182 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 )
3 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 174 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 165 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 at Shea Tom Seaver loses his overcoat and other Mets stories by Ira Berkow ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culled from 50 years' worth of columns from one of the country's most popular sportswriters, this work stands as a remarkable collection of opinions that is guaranteed to delight Mets fans of all ages. Former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow captures the spirit of the Mets in this unforgettable collection of opinions, stories, and observations from his long and distinguished career as he interviews and comments on the team. From memories of inaugural franchise manager Casey Stengel and Hall of Famer Tom Seaver to reflections on ace Johan Santana and the superstar David Wright, this collection combines Berkow's eye for detail with the comedy and drama revealed by the subjects themselves, bringing to life Mets' personalities from the last half century
Autumns in the Garden the Coach of Camelot and Other Knicks Stories by Ira Berkow ( )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring 25 years' worth of columns from one of New York's most popular sportswriters, this collection is guaranteed to delight Knickerbockers fans of all ages. These unforgettable opinions, stories, and observations from New York Times columnist Ira Berkow capture the spirit of the Knicks, from memories of Red Holzman and Earl Monroe to reflections on Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin. As the 2013 team celebrates the 40th anniversary of their 1973 NBA championship, this book enlightens fans on the entire colorful history of the franchise
 
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English (70)
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