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Shropshire, Mike

Overview
Works: 15 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 1,923 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Golf stories  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F391.4.R53, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mike Shropshire
The thorny rose of Texas : an intimate portrait of Governor Ann Richards by Mike Shropshire( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life and career of Ann Richards who was governor of the state of Texas from 1991-1995
Seasons in hell : with Billy Martin, Whitey Herzog, and "the worst baseball teams in history," the 1973-1975 Texas Rangers by Mike Shropshire( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through Billy Martin's tumultuous tenure the following year. Offering wonderful perspectives on dozens of unique baseball personalities, including Billy Martin and Whitey Herzog, and coming at a time when many are producing idealized visions of baseball "as it was meant to be," Seasons in Hell takes us into the dugout to show how it really is, in a no-holds-barred look at a real-life, hell-raising major-league baseball team. To get any closer, as Seasons in Hell
When the Tuna went down to Texas : how Bill Parcells led the Cowboys back to the promised land by Mike Shropshire( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Dallas Cowboys' 2003 season, discussing the much-anticipated personality clashes between head coach Bill Parcells and owner Jerry Jones, and recounting their shared efforts to revitalize the team
Runnin' with the big dogs : the true, unvarnished story of the Texas-Oklahoma football wars by Mike Shropshire( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the historical rivalry between the University of Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners, discussing their annual competition at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas and how it has been conducted for more than forty years
The pro by Mike Shropshire( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Del Bonnet, a teaching pro at an obscure Florida golf resort, needs a change and needs it badly. Having crossed an ominous threshold, his fiftieth birthday, Bonnet receives frequent communiques from the AARP people. He gazes into the future and visualizes the prospect of assisted living growing larger by the day."--Jacket
The ice bowl : the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys season of 1967 by Mike Shropshire( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the football game named the Ice Bowl between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers on December 31, 1967, with a play-by-play description of the game, profiles of the players, strategies of the coaches, and the effect of the bone-chilling cold of Green Bay
The last real season : a hilarious look back at 1975 : when major leaguers made peanuts, the umpires wore red, and Billy Martin terrorized everyone by Mike Shropshire( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A rollicking and ribald first-person account of the 1975 Major League Baseball season - the last year before free agency took over and changed the National Pastime forever -- for better or for worse!"--Provided by the publisher
Sarah Palin and the Wasilla Warriors : the true story of the improbable 1982 Alaska State basketball championship by Mike Shropshire( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long before everyone knew Sarah Palin as "Momma Grizzly," the girls on her team called their point guard Sarah "Barracuda" for her tenacious play. That determination fit in well on scrappy team from a small town where people were proud to call themselves Valley Trash and happy to take on the big city schools. As beautiful as Alaska is, it's also unforgiving. It's a place where your first mistake may be your last. When the winter comes and the nights are long and the temperatures plunge, everyone starts looking for an escape. All across Alaska, those gyms--bright and warm--become a sanctuary not only for the players but for their isolated hometowns as well. Acclaimed sportswriter Mike Shropshire goes beyond Sarah Palin's media profile to tell the untold story of how she and a team of young women came together to overcome daunting odds both on and off the court"--Provided by publisher
Johnny Football : Johnny Manziel's wild ride from obscurity to legend at Texas A & M by Mike Shropshire( Book )

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

Its no secret that Texas is the capital of legendaryt football players. From Sammy Baugh to Earl Campbell to Robert Griffin iii and scores of others in between, the Lone Star State has produced a heavily decorated list of athletic phenoms - but none has put on a display as explosive and as sudden as that of the kid they call "Johnny Football."
Runnin' with the big dogs : the long, twisted history of the Texas-OU rivalry by Mike Shropshire( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raucous, raw, and reliably remarkable, the century'old football riavlry between the state universities of Texas and Oklahoma stands as testimony that hate'based relationships are the most enduring. Texas and Oklahoma have been top'level programs for a long time, but in the last few years the rivalry has garnered ever more national attention. Mike Shropshire, an observer of this football war for more than 40 years, chronicles the long and colorful history of this fierce rivalry that has endured for more than a century. The teams have been playing at the Texas State fair since 1929'just a three'hour drive from each campus. This is the only football game in the country that is louder than a NASCAR race, because there's no place in the country that's more football'mad than Texas. Animosity runs deep in this relationship'but beyond the emotional urgency that the Texas'OU followers expend on this event, this is a union of like'minded spirits. They were brought up amid the simple mantra of the Red State road to success: "Get up early. Work hard. Find oil." Football would naturally become the spectator sports of preference in these parts. RUNNIN' WITH THE BIG DOGS is an account of that game and of the game and the events that lead up to the three'and'one'half hours when, deep in the heart of the heartland, it's the day the earth stands still. It will also chronicle the long and colorful history of this fiercest of football rivalries, and inundate the reader in the craziness of the week preceding the game. Year in, year out, the Texas'OU celebration equals or trumps any other rivalry in sheer excitement and entertainment value'and presently, these two teams more than any other pairing are consistently in the hunt for a national championship. The excitement is due in large part to the raw and dynamic history of the two states involved, from the Indian wars to the oil boom. Before statehood Oklahoma was known as Indian Territory, so this Red River Shootout is Cowboys and Indians all over again
The Last Real Season a Hilarious Look Back at 1975 by Mike Shropshire( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the tuna went down to texas by Mike Shropshire( )

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

Bill Parcells was living in self-imposed exile from the National Football League sidelines. The Tuna had earned living-legend status after coaching the Giants, Patriots, and Jets from the skid-row district of the NFL and transforming those teams into champions. The final weeks of the 2002 season found Parcells working as an analyst at the ESPN studios. His heart aching, Parcells was like a televangelist with no cripples to heal. The Tuna urgently yearned for another lost cause. In Dallas, Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones'described by author Mike Shropshire as "a man involved in a heroic struggle to overcome what had been diagnosed as a terminal face-lift"'was suffering through sleepless nights. Although his once-proud pro football powerhouse traveled beneath a banner that read "America's Team," it had suffered three straight 5-11 seasons. This team was so sick, it had bedsores. After a clandestine meeting aboard Jones's private jet, parked at a New Jersey airport, Parcells agreed to abandon his East Coast roots and travel south to restore life to the Cowboys. The Tuna and Jones needed each other in the worst kind of way, so a shotgun wedding was performed. The pundits of the national media joined hands and shouted, "Parcells and Jones can't stand each other! They're too set in their ways! It'll never work!" As usual, the pundits were wrong. With Parcells the ultimate motivator and so-called Jock Whisperer applying his craft, Dallas rolled to a 10-6 regular-season record and shocked the NFL by making the playoffs. When the Tuna Went Down to Texas details the saga of how this unlikely partnership of men "too brittle for tango lessons, but not yet blind enough for assisted living" amazed the sports world and serves as absolute proof that while the truth is not always stranger than fiction, it's usually a lot funnier
The ice bowl : the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers season of 1967 by Mike Shropshire( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with the 1958 NFL championship between Baltimore and New York, the 1967 NFC championship between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys stands as one of pro football's legendary events. The game had it all: the league's two best teams playing before a national television audience on a subzero New Year's Eve. There were a half dozen future Hall of Famers on both rosters, including coaches Vince Lombardi of Green Bay and Tom Landry of Dallas. Shropshire, a Dallas sportswriter whose last book, Seasons in Hell , was a critically acclaimed study of a couple of very bad years for the Texas Rangers baseball team, builds up to the game with a fascinating, season-long look at each team, examining personalities, strategies, successes, and failures. Expect football fans to flock to this one: half of them will want to relive the experience, while the other half enjoys the ancient history associated with the two best teams currently playing in the NFL. A very entertaining book. - Wes Lukowsky; 256p-
When the Tuna Went Down to Texas : the Story of Bill Parcells and the Dallas Cowboys by Mike Shropshire( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New york times super saturday crosswords by Mike Shropshire( Book )

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

 
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When the Tuna went down to Texas : how Bill Parcells led the Cowboys back to the promised landRunnin' with the big dogs : the true, unvarnished story of the Texas-Oklahoma football warsThe proThe ice bowl : the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys season of 1967The last real season : a hilarious look back at 1975 : when major leaguers made peanuts, the umpires wore red, and Billy Martin terrorized everyoneSarah Palin and the Wasilla Warriors : the true story of the improbable 1982 Alaska State basketball championshipRunnin' with the big dogs : the long, twisted history of the Texas-OU rivalryThe Last Real Season a Hilarious Look Back at 1975
Alternative Names
Mike Shropshire American sportswriter

Mike Shropshire Amerikaans journalist

Languages
English (43)