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Monday, April 10, 2006

Play Ball!

The Reading Room e-letter announces the following new additions:

· Bat Boy: My True Life Adventures Coming of Age / Matthew McGough (2005-cd)
At 16 years of age, McGaugh desired to be the Yankee’s batboy. His dream came true when he got the position in 1992. McGaugh “focused on the positives and tells his story with immediacy, humor, and heart.”

·Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans / Stewart O’Nan and Stephen King (2004 book and cd)
“These two Red sox fans, decided to chronicle the upcoming season, one of the most hotly anticipated in baseball history.”

·The Greatest Yankees Teams / Mark Vancil and Mark Mandrake (2004)
A wonderful recap of the Yankees last one hundred years in a “ stunning collection of stories, facts and images of the most celebrated team in the history of professional sports.”

·Boston’s Ballparks & Arenas / Alan Foulds (2005)
“A history of sports in Boston told through its parks and arenas.”

·A Place On the Team: The Triumph and Tragedy of Title IX / Welch Suggs (2005)
This is the “inside story of how Title IX revolutionized American Sports.” The book offers a description of how the courts and colleges have read (and misread) the law, along with a compelling portrayal of the people who made women’s sports a vibrant element in America.

·Driven From Within / Michael Jordan (2005)
Michael Jordan, makes it apparent that his extraordinary achievement came from the “inside out”. This is a book about the “power of collaboration and teamwork, the energy generated when people combine their creativity and passion, and a fearless desire to lead.”

·Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun / Bode Miller and Jack McEnany (2005)
This is a biography of Bode Miller who tells his story as a “downhill skiing Olympic medallist and X-Games trailblazer.”

·Just for Fun: The Story of AAU Women’s Basketball / Robert W. Ikard (2005)
The women of the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) teams helped to lay the groundwork for women athletes. This is the “history of these gifted women, their coaches, and their teams--their records, motivations, and personal stories.”

·Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars / Rick Hill (2004)
This is a story about Pete Rose’s life and the mistakes he has made.

·More Than Just A Game: Sports in American Life Since 1945 / Kathryn Jay (2004)
Jay details the “development of sports in America from the almost complete decimation of professional baseball during World War II to the evolution of leisure sports such as golf.”

Donations of current popular fiction and non-fiction books in both print and audio formats are welcomed. Please leave books/tapes at the circulation desk of the Library. For further information, contact Lynn Hoffmann, x2666.


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