Books It’s My Country Too Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution of Afghanistan Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow Praised by The Wrath-Bearing Tree: “In It’s My Country Too, there are stories about women in all the branches of military service, … Continue reading News and Reviews
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This June we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Amy Essington’s The Integration of the Pacific Coast League! About the Book: While Jackie Robinson’s 1947 season with … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Integration of the Pacific Coast League!
The following is an excerpt from When Big Data Was Small: My Life in Baseball Analytics and Drug Design by Richard D. Cramer (May 2019). Cramer started analyzing baseball statistics in the mid-1960s, after graduating from Harvard and MIT, and by 1969 … Continue reading Excerpt: When Big Data Was Small
The following is an excerpt from Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought for New York’s Baseball Soul by Chris Donnelly (April 2019). From Chapter 2: “Never Played the Game” Three years. That … Continue reading Excerpt: Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl
The following is an excerpt from When the Crowd Didn’t Roar: How Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope (April 2019) by Kevin Cowherd. From the Prologue Adam Jones awakens from a fitful sleep and gazes at the … Continue reading Excerpt: When the Crowd Didn’t Roar
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Alou: My Baseball Journey by Felipe Alou with Peter Kerasotis. About the Book: Growing up in a tiny shack … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Alou!
The following is an excerpt from Here’s the Pitch: The Amazing, True, New, and Improved Story of Baseball and Advertising by Roberta J. Newman (March 2019) . From Chapter 5: Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet . . . and Beer, Cigarettes, … Continue reading Excerpt: Here’s the Pitch
Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in March. Anna Weir: I’ve been reading through Randon Billings Noble’s haunted and … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Haunting Essays, Faulty Helmets, and other March Books
Former President George H. W. Bush died last Friday at his home in Houston, TX, at the age of 94. His wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, died this past April. Before his term as the 41st President of the … Continue reading Remembering President George H. W. Bush
Twenty-five years ago, the rough and rowdy Philadelphia Phillies faced the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. William Kashatus recounts the match—and the precluding season—in Macho Row: The 1993 Phillies and Baseball’s Unwritten Code (Nebraska, 2017). The following is an excerpt … Continue reading The 1993 World Series