The Last Days of Shea

The Last Days of Shea
Author: Dana Brand
Publsiher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009-09-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781461623465

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Written in a personal, moving, and humorous style, The Last Days of Shea chronicles the New York Mets from October 2006, when the team lost the National League Championship Series, to October 2008, when the team began to dismantle its antiquated, inadequate, and dearly loved Shea Stadium. The book is about following a baseball team with one's heart, mind, and soul. It represents the experience of being in a crowd at a ballpark, following a pennant race, enduring an off season, experiencing streaks, slumps, triumph and heartbreak. All of this is represented against the imminent destruction of a stadium "that is not likely to be represented as well in the perfect and profitable little park that will replace it."

Shea Stadium Remembered

Shea Stadium Remembered
Author: Matthew Silverman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-01-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781493035465

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Few remember that Shea Stadium—and indeed the Mets baseball club itself—arose out of a dispute between two oversized egos: New York City official Robert Moses and Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley. While O’Malley wanted complete control over a new stadium and all of its concessions in Brooklyn, Moses insisted that the stadium be built by the city in Queens and leased to the Dodgers. The impasse led to the Dodgers following the Giants out to the West Coast, where The City of Los Angeles granted O’Malley all of the concessions he had sought in New York. With now no National League team in the New York area, the National League office awarded a new franchise to the city in 1960 on conditional that it fund and build a new stadium, which the Mets (and later the AFL Jets) would lease. The stadium was named in honor of William Shea, the person most responsible for returning National League baseball to New York. Over its forty-four year existence Shea Stadium witnessed a colorful cavalcade of sporting and entertainment events, all detailed in this lively, skimable tribute to a memorable New York landmark. It’s all here: the memorable games; the unforgettable characters such as Tom Seaver, Joe “Willie” Namath, and Seinfeld buddy Keith Hernandez; and even the solemn moments such as when Shea was used as a staging area for first responders after 9/11. By the time of its demolition in 2008, the Mets had played more games at Shea than the Dodgers had ever played at Ebbets Field, and the stadium had hosted seven National League Championship Series, four World Series, three Jets playoff games, and the American Football League Championship game in 1968.

Mets Fan

Mets Fan
Author: Dana Brand
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2015-03-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 0786482486

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This collection of well-crafted essays spans more than 40 years of franchise history but hews to a single theme: the experience—sometimes humorous, sometimes painful—of being a fan of the New York Mets. From the sound of jets overhead to Keith Hernandez and the Seinfeld connection, Hofstra professor Dana Brand writes about the experiences and lore that make baseball in Queens unique. Mets fans will recognize themselves in this book, and everyone who enjoys great baseball writing will delight in the reading.

Mets Brand

Mets Brand
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781257869657

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Faith and Fear in Flushing

Faith and Fear in Flushing
Author: Greg W. Prince
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781626367715

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The New York Mets fan is an Amazin’ creature whose species finds its voice at last in Greg Prince’s Faith and Fear In Flushing, the definitive account of what it means to root for and live through the machinations of an endlessly fascinating if often frustrating baseball team. Prince, coauthor of the highly regarded blog of the same name, examines how the life of the franchise mirrors the life of its fans, particularly his own. Unabashedly and unapologetically, Prince stands up for all Mets fans and, by proxy, sports fans everywhere in exploring how we root, why we take it so seriously, and what it all means. What was it like to enter a baseball world about to be ruled by the Mets in 1969? To understand intrinsically that You Gotta Believe? To overcome the trade of an idol and the dissolution of a roster? To hope hard for a comeback and then receive it in thrilling fashion in 1986? To experience the constant ups and downs the Mets would dispense for the next two decades? To put ups with the Yankees right next door? To make the psychic journey from Shea Stadium to Citi Field? To sort the myths from the realities? Greg Prince, as he has done for thousands of loyal Faith and Fear in Flushing readers daily since 2005, puts it all in perspective as only he can.

Visions of Magic

Visions of Magic
Author: Regan Hastings
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-02-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101486306

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In the ten years since magic has reemerged in the world, witches have become feared and hunted. For weeks Shea Jameson has been haunted by visions of fire. When she unintentionally performs a spell in public, she becomes one of the hunted. Her only hope is Torin, a dangerously sensual man who claims to be her eternal mate.

Best Mets

Best Mets
Author: Matthew Silverman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-06-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781630760915

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As the New York Mets celebrate their fiftieth anniversary of National League baseball, this rollicking chronicle recounts a half century of the team’s ups and downs. Chapters recount the best and worst teams; the greatest players; the most thrilling wins and most excruciating losses; the most memorable and forgettable teams in franchise history; and even a guide to appreciating the Mets, including tips on spring training as well as the best sports bars to see the Mets on TV without having to fight for the remote. Sidebars relating Mets lore (i.e., Jerry Seinfeld’s obsession with Keith Hernandez), colorful Mets characters (both players and fans alike), and stats on the best and worst of all things Mets further add to this celebration of the first fifty years of New York’s most Amazin’ and frustrating sports franchise.

Revelation

Revelation
Author: Dale Coleman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-03-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781532664380

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Over the forty-plus years of his adult vocation as an Episcopal priest, Dale Coleman has wanted to write about his journey from the Salvation Army to the Episcopal Church. He wished to be in a Christian church with “elbow room” that would allow questions, true spiritual growth, and “faith seeking understanding.” Dale is fearless in looking at the Episcopal Church, and especially his seminary days at a “smells and bells” traditional Anglican Seminary. He writes boldly and freely about the boy he was and the man he has become, placing his first allegiance in the Lord Jesus Christ. Christians need to be honest and clear about their faith in the growing toxicity of our culture. His first questions from his youth were “Where did the Bible come from, and how is it to be read and interpreted?” These and many other questions about the Christian church, its faith and life are addressed in this book. If you’ve ever wondered about such matters, this is the book for you!

Uprising

Uprising
Author: C R Dempsey
Publsiher: CRMPD Media Limited
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2021-08-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781914945007

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★★★★★"Fully action-packed, this pulls you further into Eunan and Seamus' story; making you question who to support the whole way through." - Reedsy Discovery ★★★★ “Another action-packed adventure filled with rich historical information about Ireland in the 16th century embedded in the storyline,” “for anyone who loves GOT stories, well this has it all – including a bloody battle at a wedding ceremony,” – The Historical Fiction Company ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “a real page-turner that leaves readers wanting more,” “The conflict between the Crown and natives is brilliantly and elaborately written, the characters are rock-solid and relatable, and the plot is twisty as it can get,” – The Book Commentary One man fights to destroy his family, another to save his. Only one can be victorious. Ireland 1594. Eunan’s village is destroyed, the rebellion appears over. As the forces of the English crown pillage the countryside, the rebel leader goes into hiding. Eunan’s past has come back to haunt him. Eunan goes forth to seek the rebel leaders. He must take control of his family lands and turn them from supporting the crown to declaring for the rebellion. All that stands before him are the forces of the crown, the deserted ranks of the rebellion and the minor matter of his own family. Meanwhile, Seamus faces a dilemma. Consequences from the past loom large. He must save his own family, but to do so could stop the rebellion in its tracks. Who will succeed if the other needs to fail? Uprising is the second book in the epic Irish historical fiction Exiles series. It is set against the backdrop of the Elizabethan wars in Ireland in the 1590s. A world of Irish clans, their politics and the fight for supremacy, where spies and intrigue prosper, where the embers burn for a rebellion against the English crown. If you love fast-paced action and adventure orientated historical fiction then you will love this book. Buy Uprising to discover this exciting new series today.

THE LAST DAYS OF NEW YORK

THE LAST DAYS OF NEW YORK
Author: Seth Barron
Publsiher: Humanix Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-05-18
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781630061883

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BILL DE BLASIO SET THE STAGE FOR THE RUIN OF NEW YORK CITY The Last Days of New York tells the story of how a corrupted political system hollowed out New York City, leaving it especially vulnerable, all in the name of equity and “fairness.” When, in the future, people ask how New York City fell to pieces, they can be told—quoting Hemingway—“gradually, then suddenly.” New Yorkers awoke from a slumber of ease and prosperity to discover that their glorious city was not only unprepared for crisis, but that the underpinnings of its fortune had been gutted by the reckless mismanagement of Bill de Blasio and the progressive political machine that elevated him to power. Faced with a global pandemic of world-historical proportions, the mayor dithered, offering contradictory, unscientific, and meaningless advice. The city became the world’s epicenter of infection and death. The protests, riots, and looting that followed the death of George Floyd, and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement—cheered on and celebrated by the media and political class—accelerated the crash of confidence that New York City needed in order to rebound quickly from the economic disaster. Through reckless financial husbandry; by sowing racial discord and resentment; by enshrining a corrosive pay-to-play political culture that turned City Hall into a ticket office; and by using his office as a platform to advance himself as a national political figure, Bill de Blasio set the stage for the ruin of New York City. As New Yorkers slowly adjust to their new reality, they ask themselves how we had been so unprepared—not so much for the coronavirus, which caught everyone by surprise—but for the economic shock, which was at least foreseeable. The Last Days of New York is the story of how a lifelong political operative with no private-sector experience assumed control of a one-party city where almost nobody bothers to vote, and then proceeded to loot the treasury on behalf of the labor unions, race hustlers, and connected insiders who had promoted him to power. Bill de Blasio’s failure to manage the outbreak of Covid-19 is well established. But what is less well understood is how poorly he managed the city up to the point of the pandemic, and how his mismanagement left New York City vulnerable to the social, economic, and cultural shocks that have leveled its confidence and brought into question its capacity to absorb the creative energies of the world, and reflect them back in the form of opportunity and wealth, as it has done for hundreds of years. At a moment when socialist currents are stirring throughout America, Bill de Blasio’s term in office in New York City is a demonstration of what those impulses actually produce: debt, decay, and bloat. The Last Days of New York: a reporter's true tale of how a city died is a history of New York City from its recovery from the recession of 2008-2009 through the triple disaster of the pandemic, civil unrest, and collapse in revenue of 2020. Mayor Bill de Blasio, now widely appreciated as the WORST mayor in the history of the city, is presented as the instrument of decline: a key symptom of the rot that expedited the city’s downfall.

Shea Good Bye

Shea Good Bye
Author: Keith Hernandez,Matthew Silverman
Publsiher: Triumph Books (IL)
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2009
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1600781705

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To many New Yorkers who came of age in the 1980s as Mets fans, Keith Hernandez is the Mets. Two decades after his last game in a New York uniform, the first captain in Mets history is still with them, literally. He's spent most of the last decade in the broadcast booth at Shea Stadium watching the rise and fall of the club and, just as he did when he played, calling it as he sees it. Opinionated, funny, urbane, and unafraid to poke holes in the team or himself, Hernandez is a master at relating the unseen game on the field. The subtle movements and positioning that even the most avid fan can't recognize are easily spotted by the sharp eyes of "Mex." Hernandez has the ability to translate his prodigious baseball achievements as a player into an unrivaled understanding of the game on the field. His acerbic wit and sense of humor are mixed with a pointed, no-nonsense assessment of what he's observing. Shea Good-Bay carries on the high standards of Hernandez's earlier best-selling books. He recalls Shea Stadium both fondly and matter-of-factly in its last year of existence, lamenting the loss of the stadiums he knew, replaced with flashier bandboxes that favor home runs and negate strategy. He looks at the 2008 season and all the hope that arrived with the Johan Santana deal and how much of the optimism went out the window with the team's stumble out of the gate. He speaks frankly on the taint of steroids in the Mitchell Report and how the game has been compromised, as well as the firing of Willie Randolph. Shea Good-Bye looks at the past, present, and future of the Mets and baseball with reflection, insight, and smiles. Only someone who has controlled the carnivorous New York press fromhis locker--crossword puzzle in hand--can explain what is expected of a ballplayer and a ball--club in New York. It isn't for everybody, and no one has lived the life of a New York ballplayer like Keith Hernandez.

New York Mets

New York Mets
Author: Matthew Silverman
Publsiher: Mvp Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-03-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780760339602

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The history of the New York Mets is presented with pictures and accounts of their greatest players and teams.

The Last Days of Cleveland

The Last Days of Cleveland
Author: John Stark Bellamy
Publsiher: Gray & Company
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2010
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781598510676

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#6 in this Cleveland crime and disaster series includes 15 stories. Sometimes gruesome, often surprising, these tales are meticulously researched and delivered in a literate and entertaining style. Meet a daring Jazz Age stick-up man, a murderous grandmother, an ageless fire chief addicted to profanity, and other unforgettable characters.

When Shea Was Home

When Shea Was Home
Author: Brett Topel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781613218716

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Four teams, 175 games, 3,738,546 fans—one stadium. If 1975 wasn’t the most successful year in New York sports—and it wasn’t—then it was certainly one of the oddest. For that one crazy season, all four New York teams—the Mets, Jets, Yankees, and Giants—called Shea Stadium home. When Shea was Home includes interviews with the stadium’s former head groundskeeper, the legendary Pete Flynn, as well as Jerry Koosman, Bud Harrelson and Ed Kranepool of the Mets, Giants owner John Mara, Rich Caster of the Jets, former Super Bowl MVP quarterback Doug Williams, who played that year at Shea for Grambling, and many more! This well-written narrative includes information about the stadium, the teams, the players, how the teams coexisted, and how they didn't. When Shea was Home takes New York sports fans on a unique trip down memory lane, offering context on the national and local history and culture of the time. It is perfect for the avid New York sports aficionado—regardless of team allegiance! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Reluctant Rake

The Reluctant Rake
Author: Jane Ashford
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-10-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781492697947

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"Wonderfully diverting." —Fresh Fiction for Last Gentleman Standing The Reluctant Rake Proper, elegant Miss Julia Devere is shocked when she spies her fiancé in the arms of another woman. She awakens to the fact that the game of love can be played by very different rules than her own. And unless she can beat this new mistress at her own game, Julia stands to lose all that she suddenly realizes she wants. How to Beguile a Baron Miss Susan Wyndham's and Miss Marianne MacClain's debut at the first ball of the season is ruined when they realize they're wearing the same gown—and enamored of the same gentleman. Randal Kenyon, Baron Ellerton, is the most eligible lord in London. And far from making peace, he sparks a battle between the pair of dazzling young beauties who now want only him. Praise for Brave New Earl: "A refreshingly different, sweetly romantic love story."—Booklist "Readers will be charmed."—BookPage