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Baker, Kevin 1958-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 144 publications in 5 languages and 11,036 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Pictorial works  Domestic fiction  Biography  Baseball stories  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc 
Classifications: PS3552.A43143, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Kevin Baker
Publications by Kevin Baker
Most widely held works by Kevin Baker
The American century by Harold Evans( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,510 libraries worldwide
Photographs, illustrations and text recount the history and people of the United States during the twentieth century
Paradise Alley : a novel by Kevin Baker( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,660 libraries worldwide
"For five terrifying days during the Civil War, the streets of Manhattan were taken over by the Draft Riots. ... follows three Irish women living on a small New York City street, each determined to protect herself and her family from the riots and each shouldering devastating burdens"--P. [4] of cover
Dreamland by Kevin Baker( Book )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
A novel on turn-of-the century New York, portraying its various faces. The cast includes a Jewish seamstress who rebels against her rabbi father to become a union organizer, an Irish-American senator who rules the city with the help of corrupt police, and Freud who gives his views on crass America
Strivers Row by Kevin Baker( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
Rev. Jonah Dove returns home to World War II-era Harlem, troubled by his history of passing as a white man in college, and finds his life colliding with that of Malcolm Little, a teenage hustler from Michigan who is destined to rename himself Malcolm X
Sometimes you see it coming by Kevin Baker( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
True love. Kevin Baker has written a sometimes exuberant, sometimes rueful novel, not only about the glorious game of baseball, but about the bittersweet, far more complicated game of life
The big crowd by Kevin Baker( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Two Irish brothers -- one fallen political star accused of corruption and the other a young DA desperately trying to clear his name -- navigate through a dangerous world of socialites, politicians, righteous reformers and cold-blooded gangsters to find the truth
Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
Reggie Jackson, who hit 563 homers and earned the nickname "Mr. October," relates his story and the path he paved in baseball history
America : the story of us : an illustrated history by Kevin Baker( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
Accompanies the A & E/ History Channel series America: the Story of Us
Strivers row by Kevin Baker( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Rev. Jonah Dove returns home to World War II-era Harlem, troubled by his history of passing as a white man in college, and finds his life colliding with that of Malcolm Little, a teenage hustler from Michigan who is destined to rename himself Malcolm X
Luna Park by Kevin Baker( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and French and held by 364 libraries worldwide
"Alik Strelnikov lives in the shadow of Coney Island, a world of silenced rides and rusting amusement parks that mock his dreams of becoming a hero. Ten years ago, he traded a brutal existence in the Russian army for the promise of America only to become an enforcer in the Brooklyn mob. Now, he chases his ghosts with all he has left: booze, heroin and his lover, Marina, part-time prostitute and full-time fortune teller. The only way the two of them can escape their miserable fates hinges on a desperate plan that will put them between warring mobs and span a century, from contemporary Coney Island to the Russia of the Second Chechen War to spellbinding 1910s New York"--Publisher's web site
Baseball : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
A moving and fascinating history of the game of baseball. Goes beyond the stolen bases and home runs to demonstrate how baseball has been influenced by, and has in turn influenced, American life
Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Reggie Jackson hit 563 home runs and drove in 1,702 runs over the course of his twenty-one-year career; he played three World Series-winning seasons with the Oakland Athletics, and two with the New York Yankees. He is a special adviser to the Yankees
Dreamland [a novel] by Kevin Baker( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
This is Dreamland, a uniquely fierce and magical tale that delivers both a sweeping chronicle of America at the turn of the century and an intimate, heart-wrenching portrait of the lives of its denizens. Among the thousands of immigrants who arrive in New York harbor is an Eastern European stowaway called Kid Twist, who soon earns his keep as an enforcer for the ruthless gangster Gyp the Blood. Soon though, Kid brutally splits with Gyp, leaving him bleeding from a shovel wound to the head in a rancid basement on the Lower East Side. His life now in jeopardy, Kid flees to Brooklyn, finding asylum with a Coney Island carny known as Trick the Dwarf. Kevin Baker's deftly imagined blend of meticulous historical research and assured narrative invention recreates a world bursting at the seams, a world of freak shows, cataclysmic exhibitions, mad dwarves, and bathing beauties
Paradise Alley a novel by Kevin Baker( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Three women in the waterfront slum of Paradise Alley try to protect their families during the draft riots in Civil War era New York City. Deirdre O'Kane, Ruth Dove, and Maddy Boyle must gather together against the brutality of a city-and a nation-gone mad
Baseball by Geoffrey C Ward( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Rereleased to coincide with the PBS broadcast of a new two-part "Tenth Inning" episode, an updated edition features a new chapter on such topics as the 1994 strike, the home-run race of 1998, and recent steroid controversies
Big crowd a novel by Kevin Baker( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Two Irish brothers--one fallen political star accused of corruption and the other a young DA desperately trying to clear his name--navigate through a dangerous world of socialites, politicians, righteous reformers and cold-blooded gangsters to find the truth
Mankind : the story of all of us ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
America the story of us ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Accompanying book : America : the story of us : an illustrated history by Kevin Baker ; art and photography edited by Gail Buckland ; with special introduction by President Barack Obama. New York : A & E Television Networks, 2010
Die Strasse zum Paradies : der New-York-Roman by Kevin Baker( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 19 libraries worldwide
>Sinnlich, blutig, brillant.< Die literarische Welt Juli 1863. Abraham Lincoln schickt die Männer New Yorks in den Krieg gegen die Südstaaten und löst damit die blutigsten Aufstände in der Geschichte der Stadt aus. In einer Strasse im Armenviertel, genannt Paradise Alley, warten drei irische Frauen ängstlich auf den gewalttätigen Mob, der sich von Downtown aus auf sie zu bewegt. Ruth, die sich mit einem Schwarzen zusammengetan hat; Deirdre, deren Mann im Bürgerkrieg vermisst wird; und die Prostituierte Maddy, sie alle haben ihren speziellen Gründe, die Aufständischen bis ins Mark zu fürchten. In der Paradise Alley kulminieren die Ereignisse jener hoch dramatischen drei Tage, wenn Kevin Baker all die Geschichten, all die vielfältigen Stimmen seines Romans in einem Panorama des Schreckens und der Hoffnung zusammenführt
The American century by Harold Evans( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Traces events in American history from the Great Depression, through the period of recovery that followed the election of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to the end of World War II
 
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Languages
English (110)
German (5)
French (1)
Swedish (1)
Hebrew (1)
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