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Mapping the Pitch takes an informal and entertaining look at some of the most influential football coaches and teams in the game’s history as well as exploring some of the origins of football’s more well-known formations and the players who were an integral part of them. The book includes contributions by former players and coaches, photos, illustrations and diagrams.
Puzzle fans across America have asked for more, so here it is: Ohio Crosswords, 3rd Edition. This edition includes all new puzzles and trivia. You will also find much more state history and fun facts than before. Puzzle topics include sports, government, big cities, rural hamlets, famous Buckeyes and more.
While a historian stands firmly planted in the present and looks back into the past, a historical novelist has a more immediate task: to set readers in the midst of bygone events and lead them forward, allowing them to live and feel the wonderment, fear, hope, triumph, and pain as if they were there.
Learning historical stories is easy, creating stories based in history is not.
In Once Upon a Time It Was Now, best-selling author James Alexander Thom (Follow the River, From Sea to Shining Sea, Sign-Talker) gives you the tools you need to research and create stories born from the past that will move and inspire modern readers.
Have you ever wondered about the real story behind the blaring headlines of that era? Count Alexandre de Marenches, longtime chief of the Service de Documentation Exterieure de Contre-Espionnage, the primary Intelligence Agency of France, described it as two sorts of history …the known and the unknown. Spook War describes some of those unknowns.
In a long awaited comeback, the Chicago Cubs finally broke their losing streak by winning the 2016 World Series. After 108 years, the Cubs basked in their victory at Wrigley Field. In The 50 Greatest Players in Chicago Cubs History, Robert Cohen continues the excitement by celebrating the fifty best players the Cubs have ever had. In this fascinating collection of biographies, statistics, and quotes, a well-defined system is used to rank the players. Memorable players like Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Ron Santo, and Ryne Sandberg are all included. This book is sure to spark debate among Cubs fans about who should really be number one.
A team with thousands of enthusiastic fans, the Los Angeles Dodgers are hard to ignore. The 50 Greatest Players in Dodgers History, will be a perennial favorite. Looking to win the pennant under the direction of their manager, Dave Roberts, the Dodgers hope to rewrite their current standings in baseball history. With former professional athletes and personalities such as Jackie Robinson, Don Drysdale, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Greg Maddux, Kirk Gibson, Adrian Gonzalez, and Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers have continuously generated a following that has few rivals in professional sports starting when they were the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The Indianapolis 500: A Century of High Speed Racing tells the story of the first century of competition, revealing that the first Indy car race was in 1911 when the average Joe didn’t even own a care, and Ray Harroun etched his name into history. The Indianapolis 500 was breathtaking, but the national emergencies of World War I and World War II interrupted the event because of the gasoline rationing.
Discover each race with more attention and more detail focused on the biggest and most significant races, the glorious traditions of the race, and the most impactful and memorable drivers. Highlights include the evolution of speed and mechanics as they occur and key figures and personalities the Motor Speedway has hosted. Recall some of Indy car’s most talented drivers such as A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Al Under, Sr., and Mario Andretti and their successful careers at the Indianapolis 500.