I m Keith Hernandez

Author: Keith Hernandez
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316395765
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping and literary memoir. New York Times Bestseller Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman. During his illustrious career with the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, he was a perennial fan favorite, earning eleven consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League co-MVP Award, and a batting title. But it was his unique blend of intelligence, humor, and talent--not to mention his unflappable leadership, playful antics, and competitive temperament--that transcended the sport and propelled him to a level of renown that few other athletes have achieved, including his memorable appearances on the television show Seinfeld. Now, with a striking mix of candor and self-reflection, Hernandez takes us along on his journey to baseball immortality. There are the hellacious bus rides and south-of-the-border escapades of his minor league years. His major league benchings, unending plate adjustments, and role in one of the most exciting batting races in history against Pete Rose. Indeed, from the Little League fields of Northern California to the dusty proving grounds of triple-A ball to the grand stages of Busch Stadium and beyond, I'm Keith Hernandez reveals as much about America's favorite pastime as it does about the man himself. What emerges is an honest and compelling assessment of the game's past, present, and future--a memoir that showcases one of baseball's most unique and experienced minds at his very best.

High Notes

Author: Gay Talese
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455002897
Format: PDF, ePub
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Neben Taleses berühmtester Reportage Frank Sinatra ist erkältet, die der Esquire einst zur »besten Geschichte aller Zeiten« wählte, versammelt dieser Band auch einen von Talese verfassten Artikel über deren Entstehung, außerdem zahlreiche bisher noch nie in deutscher Sprache erschienene Reportagen, die allesamt den literarischen Journalismus prägten wie kaum etwas anderes. Ein Standardwerk des New Journalism.

Pure Baseball

Author: Keith Hernandez
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780060925918
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Former All Star Keith Hernandez teaches even the most learned fan a thing or two about baseball with his unparalleled insight into all aspects of the game, from the action in the bullpen to the positioning on the field to the plays at the plate. Praise for Pure Baseball: "We have never seen the game scrutinised with such care and detail. Hernandez provides commentary on two ball games in the 1993 season : a Philles-Braves match-up and an extra innings battle between the Tigers and the Yankees. [He] examines the overall strategies of the game and offers good analyses of fielding techniques, base stealing, lineups, umpiring etiquette, double-steal rundowns, hit-and-runs, signals, infield shifts and more. His most intense and incisive analysis, however, is saved for the psychology of the pitcher-hitter duels. No matter where you are watching, you will never again see the game in the same way." -- Playboy "Keith Hernandez, it turns out, is even smarter than we thought he was in the Mets' glory years. All the subtleties of baseball are revealed as the two games unfold. Mr. Hernandez's opinions and pet-peeves--intentional walks, early-inning sacrifices, throwing fastballs to prevent stolen bases, large gaps in the outfield, pitchers who 'nibble. nibble, nibble,"--are well thought out and clearly articulated. [He] is particularly strong in analyzing the cat-and-mouse game played between pitchers and hitters as the count shifts the odds back and forth." -- New York Times Book Review "An MVP of a guide to the national pastime from savvy 17-year veteran of the major leagues who remains an ardent fan in retirement. Hernandez came up with an angle that works to near perfection: tellingly detailed start-to-finish accounts of two games played midway through the 1993 baseball season." -- Kirkus Reviews(starred)

Life Accomplished A Memoir

Author: Perry Iasiello
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312187743
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Life Accomplished is an inspirational story about a father recovering from and learning to live with the insidious symptoms of the rare autoimmune syndromes called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP).

Troublemaker

Author: Leah Remini
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864159687
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die Schauspielerin Leah Remini ist mit Scientology aufgewachsen. Da ihre Eltern dieser Sekte angehörten, wurde sie schon in ihrer frühen Kindheit indoktriniert. Auch auf ihrem harten Karriereweg – von der unbedeutenden Nebenrolle bis zum gefeierten Serienstar in King of Queens – wurde sie stets von Scientology begleitet. Als prominentes Mitglied der Sekte lernte sie auch Tom Cruise kennen und war sogar Gast auf dessen Hochzeit mit Katie Holmes. Vor einigen Jahren begann Remini aber, die kontroversen Aktionen und Repressionen von Scientology zu hinterfragen, und wurde so zum "Troublemaker". Dadurch war sie nicht nur Zielscheibe von Angriffen, sondern Scientology sah sie sogar als Bedrohung. Schließlich brach sie 2013 endgültig mit der Glaubensgemeinschaft und verlor dadurch auch den Kontakt zu vielen Freunden. Nun hat Remini ein Buch über diese Erlebnisse geschrieben und gibt unverfälschte und erschreckende Einblicke hinter die Kulissen von Scientology. In den USA schlug ihre Biografie große Wellen und avancierte dank der spannenden Story und der schockierenden Enthüllungen zum New York Times-Bestseller.

Neil Simon s Memoirs

Author: Neil Simon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501155016
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The complete memoirs of Neil Simon, the greatest—and most successful—American playwright of all time, the author of such iconic works as Lost in Yonkers, The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, and The Goodbye Girl, now with an insightful Introduction by Nathan Lane. This omnibus edition combines Neil Simon’s two memoirs, Rewrites and The Play Goes On, into one volume that spans his extraordinary five-decade career in theater, television, and film. Rewrites takes Simon through his first love, his first play, and his first brush with failure. There is the humor of growing up in Washington Heights (the inspiration for his play Brighton Beach Memoirs) where, despite his parents’ rocky marriage and many separations, he learned to see the funny side of family drama, as when his mother thought she saw a body on the floor in their apartment—and it turned out to be the clothes his father discarded in the hallway after a night of carousing. He describes his marriage to his beloved wife, Joan, and writes lucidly about the pain of losing her to cancer. The Play Goes On adds to his life’s story, as he wins the Pulitzer Prize and reflects with humor and insight on his tumultuous life and meteoric career. “Neil Simon’s terrific memoirs are worth revisiting” (New York Post). Now, with the whole story in one place, he traces the history of modern entertainment over the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of a man who started life the son of a garment salesman and became the greatest—and most successful—American playwright of all time.

Shea Good Bye

Author: Keith Hernandez
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 9781600781704
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Unsere Jahre in Miller s Valley

Author: Anna Quindlen
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641211581
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Warum man manchmal den Ort, den man liebt, verlassen muss, um sich selbst zu finden Seit Generationen leben die Millers in Miller's Valley. Doch jetzt soll der Fluss, an dem das Örtchen liegt, zu einem Wasserreservoir gestaut, das ganze Tal geflutet werden. Während der Tag näher kommt, an dem ihre Heimat für immer verschwinden wird, erinnert Mimi sich an ihre Kindheit und Jugend in Miller's Valley und wie sie den Mut fand, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen. Eine kraftvolle, emotionale Geschichte über eine Familie und eine Dorfgemeinschaft, die sich unabwendbaren Veränderungen stellen muss; über sonnendurchflutete Kindheitstage, Wachstumsschmerzen und die Kunst, sich selbst und eine neue Heimat zu finden. Unsere Jahre in Miller's Valley erinnert uns daran, dass der Ort, an dem wir aufgewachsen sind, und die Menschen darin zwar verschwinden mögen, aber in unserem Herzen auf immer weiterleben.

Faschismus

Author: Madeleine Albright
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832184104
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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»Manche mögen dieses Buch und besonders seinen Titel alarmierend finden. Gut!« MADELEINE ALBRIGHT Weltweit kommt es zu einem Wiedererstarken anti-demokratischer, repressiver und zerstörerischer Kräfte. Die ehemalige amerikanische Außenministerin Madeleine Albright zeigt, welche großen Ähnlichkeiten diese mit dem Faschismus des 20. Jahrhunderts haben. Die faschistischen Tendenzen treten wieder in Erscheinung und greifen in Europa, Teilen Asiens und den Vereinigten Staaten um sich. Albrights Familie stammt aus Prag und floh zweimal: zuerst vor den Nationalsozialisten, später vor dem kommunistischen Regime. Auf Grundlage dieser Erlebnisse und der Erfahrungen, die sie im Laufe ihrer diplomatischen Karriere sammelte, zeichnet sie die Gründe für die Rückkehr des Faschismus nach. Sie identifiziert die Faktoren, die zu seinem Aufstieg beitragen und warnt eindringlich vor den Folgen. Doch Madeleine Albright bietet auch klare Lösungsansätze an, etwa die Veränderung der Arbeitsbedingungen und das Verständnis für die Bedürfnisse der Menschen nach Kontinuität und moralischer Beständigkeit. Sie zeigt, dass allein die Demokratie politische und gesellschaftliche Konflikte mit Rationalität und offenen Diskussionen lösen kann.