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Kahn, Roger

Overview
Works: 83 works in 227 publications in 2 languages and 16,205 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Baseball stories  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Quotations  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: GV875.B7, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger Kahn
The boys of summer by Roger Kahn( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ... narrative of growing up within shouting distance of Ebbets Field, working for the Herald Tribune in the Jackie Robinson years ... and what's happened to everybody since."
Joe & Marilyn : a memory of love by Roger Kahn( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the public, it was a match made in heaven. In private, it was nine months of hell. This is the he riveting story of what went wrong with one of the world's most dazzling romances. His dark jealousy ... her need for love. His temper ... her affairs. His pride ... her ambition. A searing drama of powerfully clashing egos. A tense tragedy of taut emotions and driving passions. And, finally, a bittersweet monument to the devoted friendship that endured despite it all
A flame of pure fire : Jack Dempsey and the roaring '20s by Roger Kahn( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey, discussing how Dempsey embodied the spirit of America in the 1920s
Pete Rose : my story by Pete Rose( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete Rose tells the story behind his expulsion from baseball
The era : 1947-1957, when the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers ruled the world by Roger Kahn( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Era starts with Jackie Robinson taking the field for the Dodgers, the first black man ever to play major league baseball. Joe DiMaggio is brooding after an off season. The Giants languish under the bland leadership of genial Mel Ott. The decade that follows witnesses some of the most extraordinary events in the history of sport: the brilliant success of Robinson, followed by the signing of Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe; the controversial retirement of the Yankee Clipper; the bursts to stardom of Yogi Berra, Bobby Thomson, Mickey Mantle, Duke Snider, and Willie Mays; Leo Durocher's move from Brooklyn to New York and his building of "my kind of team"; and the wizardly managing of the man Kahn calls Field Marshal Casey von Stengel. The Yankees play in nine out of eleven World Series. The great career of Branch Rickey rises, peaks, and winds down. A little-known collection lawyer named Walter O'Malley obtains control of the Brooklyn Dodgers
The head game : baseball seen from the pitcher's mound by Roger Kahn( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of The Boys of Summer gives an opinionated account of the evolution of baseball's central event-the psychological battle between a pitcher and a batter known as the "head game". Kahn investigates not only grips, speeds, and tactics, but also knowledge, maturity, and competitive fire. Illustrations throughout. An opinionated account of the evolution of baseball's central event, by baseball's most celebrated chronicler. Beyond the techniques and training, baseball is essentially a pitcher and a batter and the psychological battle between them-the head game. Here for the first time is the story of that battle and the people who changed the course of baseball by throwing one. Roger Kahn investigates not only grips, speeds, and tactics, but also knowledge, maturity, and competitive fire. With the help of some of baseball's greatest pitchers and pitching minds-from Christy Mathewson, Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, and Bruce Sutter to today's reigning pitching coach, Leo Mazzone-as well as his own deep knowledge of the game, Roger Kahn speaks with authority, and with the authorities, bringing new light to baseball's most pivotal contest. His acute sense of how people make history makes The Head Game a delightful and enlightening tour of baseball through the pitcher's eyes
October men : Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' miraculous finish in 1978 by Roger Kahn( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts one of the great summers of baseball history, 1978--the year the Yankees won the World Series after a tumultuous season
The battle for Morningside Heights; why students rebel by Roger Kahn( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A season in the sun by Roger Kahn( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passionate people; what it means to be a Jew in America by Roger Kahn( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rickey & Robinson : the true, untold story of the integration of baseball by Roger Kahn( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate secondhand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce, including revelatory material he'd buried in his notebooks in the '40s and '50s, back when sportswriters were still known to "protect" players and baseball executives. That starts first and foremost with an in-depth examination of the two men chiefly responsible for making integration happen: Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson. Considering Robinson's exalted place in American culture (as evidenced by the remarkable success of the recent biopic), the book's eye-opening revelations are sure to generate controversy as well as conversation. No other sportswriter working today carries Kahn's authority when writing about this period in baseball history, and the publication of this book, Kahn's last, is a true literary event. In Rickey & Robinson, Kahn separates fact from myth to present a truthful portrait of baseball and its participants at a critical juncture in American history"--
How the weather was by Roger Kahn( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh game by Roger Kahn( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Games we used to play : a lover's quarrel with the world of sport by Roger Kahn( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first collection of his sports pieces, best-selling author Roger Kahn offers colorful and often controversial firsthand portraits of many of the great sports figures of our time
But not to keep : a novel by Roger Kahn( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe & Marilyn : a memory of love by Roger Kahn( Recording )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the passionate relationship between Joe Di Maggio, American baseball hero, and Marilyn Monroe, American sex symbol
Inside big league baseball by Roger Kahn( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inside picture of America's national sport. Grades 7 and up
The little red book of baseball wisdom by Wayne Stewart( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist W.P. Kinsella wrote that baseball is?a game where little gems of wisdom or whimsy can be created in the dugout, the bullpen, or the press box during long, hot afternoons and evenings of baseball.? The Little Red Book of Baseball Wisdom unearths a treasury of quotes reflecting more than a century?s worth of history from our national pastime. Featuring contributions from Hank Aaron to Walt Whitman, Yogi Berra to John Updike
Into my own : the remarkable people and events that shaped a life by Roger Kahn( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author remembers eight people who shaped his identity as a father, writer, and friend, from Jackie Robinson and Robert Frost to his athletic scholar son, who died at the age of twenty-three
Good enough to dream by Roger Kahn( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The boys of summer
Alternative Names
Kahn, Roger

Roger Kahn Amerikaans journalist

راجر کان ژورنالیست آمریکایی

カーン, ロジャー

Languages
English (136)

Japanese (2)

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Joe & Marilyn : a memory of loveA flame of pure fire : Jack Dempsey and the roaring '20sThe era : 1947-1957, when the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers ruled the worldThe head game : baseball seen from the pitcher's moundOctober men : Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' miraculous finish in 1978A season in the sunJoe & Marilyn : a memory of loveInto my own : the remarkable people and events that shaped a life