WorldCat Identities

Zug, James 1969-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 1,757 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: G226.L5, 910.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Zug
American traveler : the life and adventures of John Ledyard, the man who dreamed of walking the world by James Zug( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called a "man of genius" by his close friend Thomas Jefferson, John Ledyard lived, by any standard, a remarkable life. In his thirty-eight years, he accompanied Captain Cook on his last voyage; befriended Jefferson, Lafayette, and Tom Paine in Paris; was the first American citizen to see Alaska, Hawaii, and the west coast of America; and set out to find the source of the Niger by traveling from Cairo across the Sahara. His greatest dream, concocted with Jefferson, was to travel alone around the world and cross the American continent from the Pacific Northwest to the Atlantic. Catherine the Great dashed that dream when she had him arrested in deepest Siberia and escorted back to the Polish border. Ledyard wrote the definitive account of Cook's last voyage and his death at the hands of Hawaiian islanders, and formed a company with John Paul Jones that launched the American fur trade in the Pacific Northwest.Before the Revolution, Americans by and large didn't travel great distances, rarely venturing west of the Appalachians. Ledyard, with his boundless enthusiasm and wide-ranging intellect, changed all that. In lively prose, journalist James Zug tells the riveting story of this immensely influential character -a Ben Franklin with wanderlust-a uniquely American pioneer
Squash : a history of the game by James Zug( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive history of squash in the United States, this book incorporates every aspect of this increasingly popular sport : men's and women's play, juniors and intercollegiates, singles and doubles, hardball and softball, amateurs and professionals. The author describes the riveting moments and sweeping historical trends that have shaped the game. He focuses on the biographies of legendary squash personalities : Eleo Sears, Hashim Kahn, Victor Niederhoffer, and Mark Talbott. --from inside jacket flap
The last voyage of Captain Cook : the collected writings of John Ledyard by John Ledyard( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ledyard's Siberian journals recount a harrowing journey through Russia under the rule of Catherine the Great, while his diary from Alexandria and Cairo provides a brilliant and rare account of Egypt before Napoleon's invasion. Finally, Ledyard's correspondence sheds light on pre-revolutionary Paris and on his friendships with the Marquis de Lafayette, Benjamin Franklin, and Sir Joseph Banks. In his short life, John Ledyard traveled farther than any American had before."--Jacket
The Guardian : the history of South Africa's extraordinary anti-apartheid newspaper by James Zug( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Run to the roar : coaching to overcome fear by Paul Assaiante( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a coach who succeeds in recruiting young men from around the world, getting them to work as a team, managing personalities, calming egos, and encouraging daily effort and focus under pressure."
The long conversation : 125 years of Sidwell Friends School, 1883-2008 by James Zug( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocono Lake Preserve : a centennial history( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mouthpiece of revolution : the history of a progressive South African newspaper by James Zug( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Political and social influence of the Cape Town, South African, newspaper known as: The Cape Guardian (1937), The Guardian (1937-1952), The Clarion (1952), People's World (1952), Advance (1952-1954), New Age (1954-1962) and Spark (1962-1963)
No years : summer at a quaker lake by James Zug( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Squash a history of the game by George Plimpton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive history of squash in the United States, Squash incorporates every aspect of this increasingly popular sport: men's and women's play, juniors and intercollegiates, singles and doubles, hardball and softball, amateurs and professionals. Invented by English schoolboys in the 1850s, squash first came to the United States in 1884 when St. Paul's School in New Hampshire built four open-air courts. The game took hold in Philadelphia, where players founded the U.S. Squash Racquets Association in 1904, and became one of the primary pastimes of the nation's elite. Squash launched a U.S. Open in 1954, but its present boom started in the 1970s when commercial squash clubs took the sport public. In the 1980s a pro tour sprung up to offer tournaments on portable glass courts in dramatic locales such as the Winter Garden at the World Trade Center. James Zug, with access to private archives and interviews with hundreds of players, describes the riveting moments and sweeping historical trends that have shaped the game. He focuses on the biographies of legendary squash personalities: Eleo Sears, the Boston Brahmin who swam in the cold Atlantic before matches; Hashim Khan, the impish founder of the Khan dynasty; Victor Niederhoffer, the son of a Brooklyn cop; and Mark Talbott, a Grateful Dead groupie who traveled the pro circuit sleeping in the back of his pickup. A gripping cultural history, Squash is the book for which all aficionados of this fast-paced, exciting game have been waiting
 
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American traveler : the life and adventures of John Ledyard, the man who dreamed of walking the world
Alternative Names
James Zug American writer

Languages
English (27)

Covers
Squash : a history of the gameThe last voyage of Captain Cook : the collected writings of John LedyardThe Guardian : the history of South Africa's extraordinary anti-apartheid newspaperRun to the roar : coaching to overcome fear