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Johnson, Dick 1955-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 63 publications in 2 languages and 6,452 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV875.C6, B
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Most widely held works by Dick Johnson
The Cubs : the complete story of Chicago Cubs baseball by Glenn Stout( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors cast an analytical eye on the tumultuous reign of chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley and his son Philip, as well as the Tribune Company's planned sale of the Cubs. And we hear the true story behind the "Curse of the Billy Goat"--What has really "cursed" the Cubs all these years."--Jacket
The American game : baseball and ethnicity( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These nine essays selected by Lawrence Baldassaro and Richard A. Johnson present an ethnic and racial profile of American baseball. These essayists show how the gradual involvement by various ethnic and racial groups reflects the changing nature of baseball-and of American society as a whole-over the course of the twentieth century. Although the sport could not truly be called representative of America until after Jackie Robinson broke the color line in 1947, fascination with the ethnic backgrounds of the players began more than a century ago when athletes of German and Irish descent entered the major leagues in large numbers. In the 1920s, commentators noted the influx of ballplayers of Italian and Slavic origins and wondered why there were not more Jewish players in the big leagues. The era following World War II, however, saw the most dramatic ethnographic shift with the belated entry of African American ballplayers. The pattern of ethnic succession continues as players of Hispanic and Asian origin infuse fresh excitement and renewal into the major leagues
DiMaggio : an illustrated life by Glenn Stout( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yankees century : 100 years of New York Yankees baseball by Glenn Stout( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and essays help chronicle one hundred years of history for the New York Yankees professional baseball team, profiling key players, coaches, and moments in the team's history
Ted Williams : a portrait in words and pictures( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red Sox century : one hundred years of Red Sox baseball by Glenn Stout( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive and colorful history of the team
American fads by Dick Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie Robinson : between the baselines by Glenn Stout( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six men who built the modern auto industry by Dick Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of six extraordinary men who each built something from nothing, redefined the automotive industry after World War II, and redirected its course for the future: Henry Ford II (visionary autocrat with an iron will), Shoichiro Honda (most successful automotive entrepreneur since Henry Ford I), Eberhard von Kuenheim (founder of the modern BMW), Lee Iacocca, Ferdinand Piech (builder of Volkswagen Group) and Robert Lutz (who left retirement at 70 and is still highly influential at General Motors). What made them special was the sheer volume of fundamental change they brought to the largest industry in the history of the world. They not only re-shaped the auto business, the six made a sizable dent in the societies they lived in. To a man they were great cognitive thinkers. Their minds worked with animal speed, even instinct speed. But more than anything these were brave and cantankerous souls who rode the waves of history. Each could see the future. They could just make it out-sometimes imperfectly, but could see it nonetheless. They took a business that had begun to mature and decline by the 1930s and found ways to make it fresh and whole again.- The compelling story of the global car business over the past half-century.- A lively and engaging narrative that recounts some times collaborative, sometimes archly antagonistic interactions among the men- Full of business revelations at the highest level, written by a journalist operating at the heart of the industry- Global appeal that shows how automotive groups in the USA, Europe and Asia have influenced each other- A business story interlaced with personal details that explains why the six were determined to be successful. --Publisher
Fall classics : the best writing about the World Series' first 100 years by Bill Littlefield( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before there was the Super Bowl, the NBA Championship, the Final Four, or the World Cup, there was the World Series. In the beginning, men in derbies sat in the outfield and marveled at Mathewson and McGraw. Today, fans congregate in sports bars, staring at screens big enough to see which players have shaved that day. For a century, the World Series has captured the nation's imagination. The drama has included Willie Mays's catch, of course, and Reggie Jackson's home runs, and the gratifying day when Walter Johnson finally won. But the plot lines have also featured the audacious fixing of the 1919 Series and the unlikely heroics of various journeymen never much heard of before the span of a few brilliant autumn days, and never much heard of since. There has been one perfect game. There have been any number of perfectly inexplicable managerial decisions, not all of them made by managers of the Red Sox. There has been drama, comedy, and pathos. Fall Classics is a collection of the best writing about the World Series in its first hundred years. Certainly it is a kind of history of the event. It is also a catalog of the work of some of the most accomplished and entertaining writers of the past century, since the World Series has drawn to itself not only our best sports scribblers, but many writers who wouldn't have dreamed of writing about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Final Four, or even the Super Bowl. Here you'll find Jimmy Breslin telling Damon Runyon's fantastic story of how he got the scoop on where Grover Cleveland Alexander spent the first innings of a seventh game he eventually won. (Hint: It wasn't the bullpen.) Satchel Paige recalls his experience of finally getting to pitch in the Series in 1948. Red Smith writes about Willie Mays's last hurrah with the Mets in 1973 against the A's. And Peter Gammons and Roger Angell give their takes on the two most famous game sixes of all, Gammons on 1975 and Angell on 1986. The games and the memories go on. For every fan whose heart yearns for a bleacher seat, a ballpark frank, and a slice of October Americana, Fall Classics is a treasure. From the Hardcover edition
Red Sox century : the definitive history of baseball's most storied franchise by Glenn Stout( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In that magic fall of 2004, the Boston Red Sox transformed themselves from an unruly band of self-proclaimed idiots into world champions for the first time in eighty-six years. Their unlikely triumph became known instantly as one of the most thrilling, nerve-racking, and ultimately inspiring sports stories ever. And it also changed the course of history for a franchise that had long been known more for its failures than for its successes."
Young at heart : the story of Johnny Kelley, Boston's marathon man by Frederick Lewis( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COBOL programmers swing with Java by E. Reed Doke( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring the development of graphical user interfaces (GUI's) using the latest in Java swing components, this new edition of Java for the COBOL Programmer (Cambridge, 1999) provides COBOL programmers a clear, easy transition to Java programming by drawing on the numerous similarities between COBOL and Java. The authors introduce the COBOL programmer to the history of Java and object-oriented programming and then delve into the details of the Java syntax, always contrasting them with their parallels in COBOL. A running case study permits the reader to have an overall view of application development with Java
An introduction to Java programming and object-oriented application development by Dick Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of Boston sports by Dick Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A game of golf by Francis Ouimet( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field of our fathers : an illustrated history of Fenway Park by Dick Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boston Garden by Dick Johnson( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston Braves by Dick Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 : reloaded advanced by Dick Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cubs : the complete story of Chicago Cubs baseball
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The American game : baseball and ethnicityDiMaggio : an illustrated lifeYankees century : 100 years of New York Yankees baseballTed Williams : a portrait in words and picturesRed Sox century : one hundred years of Red Sox baseballJackie Robinson : between the baselinesSix men who built the modern auto industryFall classics : the best writing about the World Series' first 100 years