American Babe

American Babe
Author: Babe Walker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 1501124862
ISBN 13: 9781501124860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Babe Book Review:

Author of the New York Times bestseller White Girl Problems and Psychos, Babe Walker, faces her most daunting challenge yet—suburbia—in the third caustically witty White Girl Problems book. Babe Walker thought she had done it all. After all, she’s survived the highly exclusive social hierarchies of Bel Air, traipsed around Europe in true white-girl fashion, and left her mark on several of the best rehab facilities in the United States. But now Babe is about to enter a terrifying new world: Middle America. After a freak accident that was definitely not Babe’s fault, her estranged mother offers her the perfect escape from LA: an invite to her grandfather’s eightieth birthday party in Maryland, of all places. Babe’s journey throws her headlong into elementary school classrooms full of small, unfashionable people and pizza buffet restaurants that will haunt her nightmares and eventually back to Los Angeles, thank goodness. Tossed together with her cousins—basic preteen Cara and mature and preternaturally stylish Knox—Babe learns that connecting with someone on an intimate, familial level might be the most rewarding experience there is… Besides being thin, of course. Hysterical, unapologetic, and as unfiltered as ever, Babe Walker proves again to be the “urban socialite you love to hate” (Time), and she can only hope the population is ready for American Babe.

American Babe

American Babe
Author: Babe Walker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 1501124846
ISBN 13: 9781501124846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Babe Book Review:

Fleeing L.A. after a freak accident that was probably someone else's fault, Babe Walker visits Maryland to attend her grandfather's 80th birthday and finds herself confronting elementary school fashion gaffes, unappetizing pizza buffet restaurants and two rival cousins.

White Girl Problems

White Girl Problems
Author: Babe Walker
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN 10: 1401304117
ISBN 13: 9781401304119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Girl Problems Book Review:

Babe Walker, center of the universe, is a painstakingly manicured white girl with an expensive smoothie habit, a proclivity for Louboutins, a mysterious mother she's never met, and approximately 50 bajillion Twitter followers. But her "problems" have landed her in shopping rehab-that's what happens when you spend $246,893.50 in one afternoon at Barneys. Now she's decided to write her memoir, revealing the gut-wrenching hurdles she's had to overcome in order to be perfect in every way, every day. Hurdles such as: I hate my horse. Every job I've ever had is the worst job I've ever had. He's not a doctor, a lawyer, or a prince. I'll eat anything, as long as it's gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie, sugar-free, and organic. In an Adderall-induced flash of inspiration, Babe Walker has managed to create one of the most enjoyable, unforgettable memoirs in years.

Babe Ruth and the Creation of the Celebrity Athlete

Babe Ruth and the Creation of the Celebrity Athlete
Author: Thomas Barthel
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2018-07-25
ISBN 10: 1476626626
ISBN 13: 9781476626628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babe Ruth and the Creation of the Celebrity Athlete Book Review:

From his first year in the majors, George Herman "Babe" Ruth knew he could profit from celebrity. Babe Ruth Cigars in 1915 marked his first attempt to cash in. Traded to the Yankees in 1920, he soon signed with Christy Walsh, baseball's first publicity agent. Walsh realized that stories of great deeds in sports were a commodity, and in 1921 sold Ruth's ghostwritten byline to a newspaper syndicate for $15,000 ($187,000 today). Ruth hit home runs while Walsh's writers made him a hero, crafting his public image as a lovable scalawag. Were the stories true? It didn't matter--they sold. Many survive but have never been scrutinized until now. Drawing on primary sources, this book examines the stories, separating exaggerated facts from clear falsehoods. This book traces Ruth's ascendance as the first great media-created superstar and celebrity product endorser.

Babe Loop

Babe Loop
Author: Lloyd Beeston
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2011-04
ISBN 10: 1426956878
ISBN 13: 9781426956874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babe Loop Book Review:

On a cold mid-November night in southern Florida, two horses are born at the same time, but they have different destinies. One horse is jet black, strong, and virile; named Black Prince, he grows to be the pride of Farm Jadeville. The other horse born that night is weak, scraggly, and odd-looking. The breeder orders that the foal be thrown into the creek behind the barn, where the alligators can have a feast. Mannie, the son of a worker on the farm, and Jade Aliva, the granddaughter of the farm's owner, rescue the odd, puny horse. They and their friends care for it, train it, and name it Babe Loop. The horse thrives under the children's care, and one day it surprises everyone by breaking into a run when the United States national anthem is played. Keeping this unusual talent a secret, the children and trainer John C. Goodeeds prepare Babe Loop to enter the prestigious National Classic of the Roses, a race which carries a purse of $75,000. Does Babe Loop, the misfit horse, have the tenacity and talent to overcome the popular Black Prince?

All the Babe s Men

All the Babe s Men
Author: Eldon L. Ham
Publsiher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-03-31
ISBN 10: 1597979384
ISBN 13: 9781597979382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Babe s Men Book Review:

Why are Americans obsessed with the home run in sports, business, and even life? What made the steroid era inevitable? Revisiting the great home run seasons of Babe Ruth through those of Barry Bonds, All the Babe's Men answers these and other provocative questions. Baseball, and particularly the long ball itself, evolved via accident, necessity, and occasional subterfuge. During the dead-ball era, pitching ruled the game, and home run totals hovered in the single digits. Then a ban on the spitball and the compression of stadium dimensions set the stage for new sluggers to emerge, culminating in Ruth's historic sixty-homer season in 1927. The players, owners, and fans became hooked on the homer, but our addiction took us to excess. As the home run became the ultimate goal for hitters, players went to new lengths to increase their power and ability to swing for the fences. By the time Barry Bonds set a new single-season record in 2001, Americans had to face the fact that their national pastime had become corrupted from within. Through a play-by-play analysis of the game's historic long-ball seasons, its superstars, and the contemporary legal nightmares and tainted records, All the Babe's Men divulges how America evolved into a home run society where baseball is king.

Babe

Babe
Author: Susan E. Cayleff
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780252065934
ISBN 13: 025206593X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babe Book Review:

Looks at the life of the professional golfer, the public persona she created, her life as she lived it, and her lesbianism

Young Babe Ruth

Young Babe Ruth
Author: Brother Gilbert C.F.X.
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN 10: 0786483539
ISBN 13: 9780786483532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Babe Ruth Book Review:

This work contains the heretofore unpublished memoirs of Brother Gilbert (a.k.a. Philip F. Cairnes), the Xaverian brother generally credited with steering the Babe to his first professional contract. Ruth was raised by the Xaverian Brothers, a Catholic religious order, at St. Mary’s Industrial School from 1902 (when he was only 7) until 1914. These reminiscences begin with Babe Ruth’s departure from St. Mary’s and concentrate on his early playing years. An historical introduction by the editor of these memoirs, Harry Rothgerber, details the history and relationship that existed between this organization of Catholic educators and the man who was to become the most influential baseball player and greatest slugger who ever lived. Brother John Joseph Sterne, the book’s forewordist, recounts a St. Mary’s band fundraising trip in which the band accompanied the Yankees through the American League cities at the end of the 1920 season. Several previously unpublished photos from the Xaverian Order complement the text.

Babe Didrikson

Babe Didrikson
Author: Susan E. Cayleff
Publsiher: Conari Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2000-07-15
ISBN 10: 9781609251482
ISBN 13: 1609251482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babe Didrikson Book Review:

A gold medal Olympian, Babe Didrikson was arguably the greatest athlete of the twentieth century, excelling at every sport she tried: running, jumping, javelin throwing, swimming, basketball, golf, and baseball, to name just a few. Gifted and controversial, the Babe's athletic prowess and personality took the country by storm from the 1930s to the 1950s. Following the U.S. Women's soccer team's victory in 1999, Babe was mentioned repeatedly as a sports icon for female athletes everywhere. Her achievements, though vast, were cut short at age forty-three when she died from cancer, but Babe set the bar for every female athlete in her wake and opened the world's eyes to what one empowered woman can achieve! The Babe's biography will inspire young adult readers--embracing the current surge of Girlpower--who resonate with her quest for the American Dream, her efforts to compete in a male world, her battle to overcome discrimination against female athletes, and her struggle with identity. Author Susan Cayleff, whose adult biography of Babe Didrikson was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, now brings Babe's rousing true-life story to young women, for whom she stands as a powerful role model.

Psychos A White Girl Problems Book

Psychos  A White Girl Problems Book
Author: Babe Walker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 147673416X
ISBN 13: 9781476734163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychos A White Girl Problems Book Book Review:

In this hysterical follow-up to the New York Times bestseller White Girl Problems, Babe Walker travels the globe as she tries to figure out the answer to the question foremost on everyone's mind—including hers: Who is Babe Walker? If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who devoured Babe Walker’s New York Times bestselling novel White Girl Problems or one of the million people who read her blog or follow her on Twitter daily, then you’ve obviously been waiting with bated breath for her hilarious follow-up novel, Psychos. Fresh from a four-month stint in rehab for her “alleged” shopping addiction, Babe Walker returns home to Bel Air ten pounds lighter (thanks to a stomach virus), having made amends (she told a counselor with bad skin she was smart) and confronted her past (after meeting her birth mother for the first time—a fashion model turned farmer lesbian). Although delighted to be home and determined to maintain her hard-won inner peace, Babe now faces a host of outside forces seemingly intent on derailing her path to positive change. Not only is she being trailed by an anonymous stalker, but she’s also reunited with the love of her life, a relationship that she cannot seem to stop self-sabotaging. Babe’s newfound spirituality, coupled with her faith in the universe and its messages, leads her all over the world: shoulder dancing in Paris, tripping out in Amsterdam, and hooking up in the Mediterranean, only to land her back in New York City, forced to choose between a man who is perfect in every way (except for one small detail) and a man who could be The One if only he didn’t drive Babe to utter insanity. Unapologetic and uproarious, Psychos is the send-up of the season—already as timeless as vintage Dior.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Author: Elizabeth A. Lynn
Publsiher: Chelsea House Pub
Total Pages: 111
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9781555466848
ISBN 13: 1555466842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Book Review:

The biography of one of Texas' most talented athletes, Babe Zaharias.

The Greenwood Library of American Folktales Four Volumes

The Greenwood Library of American Folktales  Four Volumes
Author: Thomas A. Green
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0313080852
ISBN 13: 9780313080852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greenwood Library of American Folktales Four Volumes Book Review:

Arranged by geographical regions, an anthology of American folktales offers legends, myths, folktalkes, jokes, and personal experiences.

Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox

Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox
Author: Allan Wood
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780595148264
ISBN 13: 0595148263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox Book Review:

Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox is the first complete account of Boston's fifth World Series championship. The year is famous, but most fans know very little about the season. During that tumultuous summer, the Great War in Europe cast an ominous shadow over the national game, as enlistments and the draft wreaked havoc with every team's roster. Players and owners fought bitterly over contracts and revenue, the parks were infested with gamblers, and the Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs almost called off the World Series. And a Boston player known as The Colossus -- 23-year-old Babe Ruth -- began his historic transformation from pitching ace to the game's greatest slugger. Wood also poses a chilling question: Was the 1918 World Series fixed? Sports Illustrated called the book "an entertaining and exhaustive account of a tumultuous season" and Robert W. Creamer, author of the definitive biography of Ruth, said "Mr. Wood has lit upon one of the most turbulent and important and at the same time least known years in baseball history. He has done remarkable, revelatory research, and he has a clean, clear way of writing."

Banzai Babe Ruth

Banzai Babe Ruth
Author: Robert K. Fitts
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-08
ISBN 10: 149621000X
ISBN 13: 9781496210005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banzai Babe Ruth Book Review:

In November 1934 as the United States and Japan drifted toward war, a team of American League all-stars that included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, future secret agent Moe Berg, and Connie Mack barnstormed across the Land of the Rising Sun. Hundreds of thousands of fans, many waving Japanese and American flags, welcomed the team with shouts of "Banzai! Banzai, Babe Ruth!" The all-stars stayed for a month, playing 18 games, spawning professional baseball in Japan, and spreading goodwill. Politicians on both sides of the Pacific hoped that the amity generated by the tour--and the two nations' shared love of the game--could help heal their growing political differences. But the Babe and baseball could not overcome Japan's growing nationalism, as a bloody coup d'état by young army officers and an assassination attempt by the ultranationalist War Gods Society jeopardized the tour's success. A tale of international intrigue, espionage, attempted murder, and, of course, baseball, Banzai Babe Ruth is the first detailed account of the doomed attempt to reconcile the United States and Japan through the 1934 All American baseball tour. Robert K. Fitts provides a wonderful story about baseball, nationalism, and American and Japanese cultural history.

I Wore Babe Ruth s Hat

I Wore Babe Ruth s Hat
Author: David W. Zang
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN 10: 0252097424
ISBN 13: 9780252097423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Wore Babe Ruth s Hat Book Review:

David W. Zang played junior high school basketball in a drained swimming pool. He wore a rubber suit to bed to make weight for a wrestling meet. He kept a log as an obsessive runner (not a jogger). In short, he soldiered through the life of an ordinary athlete. Whether pondering his long-unbuilt replica of Connie Mack Stadium or his eye-opening turn as the Baltimore Ravens' mascot, Zang offers tales at turns poignant and hilarious as he engages with the passions that shaped his life. Yet his meditations also probe the tragedy of a modern athletic culture that substitutes hyped spectatorship for participation. As he laments, American society's increasing scorn for taking part in play robs adults of the life-affirming virtues of games that challenge us to accomplish the impossible for the most transcendent of reasons: to see if it can be done. From teammates named Lop to tracing Joe Paterno's long shadow over Happy Valley, I Wore Babe Ruth's Hat reports from the everyman's Elysium where games and life intersect.

Breaking Babe Ruth

Breaking Babe Ruth
Author: Edmund F. Wehrle
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN 10: 0826274099
ISBN 13: 9780826274090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Babe Ruth Book Review:

Rather than as a Falstaffian figure of limited intellect, Edmund Wehrle reveals Babe Ruth as an ambitious, independent operator, one not afraid to challenge baseball’s draconian labor system. To the baseball establishment, Ruth’s immense popularity represented opportunity, but his rebelliousness and potential to overturn the status quo presented a threat. After a decades-long campaign waged by baseball to contain and discredit him, the Babe, frustrated and struggling with injuries and illness, grew more acquiescent, but the image of Ruth that baseball perpetuated still informs how many people remember Babe Ruth to this day. This new perspective, approaching Ruth more seriously and placing his life in fuller context, is long overdue.

The Red Sox Before the Babe

The Red Sox Before the Babe
Author: Donald Hubbard
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 0786454636
ISBN 13: 9780786454631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Sox Before the Babe Book Review:

Until 2004, when the Boston Red Sox won their first World Series Championship in 86 years, the team had been plagued by the Curse of the Bambino, a mythical drought attributed to the team’s loss of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. Though Ruth was a star pitcher in Boston, he was merely continuing a 14-year tradition of the club’s strong arms and bats. With rosters that included Cy Young, Jimmy Collins, Jesse Burkett, Jack Chesbro, Big Bill Dinneen, Smoky Joe Wood and Tris Speaker, among others, the young franchise powered its way to three pennants and a couple of world championships before Babe arrived in Beantown. This book covers the team’s early years from the diamond to the executive offices.

American Tall Tales A Companion Reader with Dramatizations

American Tall Tales  A Companion Reader with Dramatizations
Author: Jim Weiss
Publsiher: Peace Hill Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 1942968973
ISBN 13: 9781942968979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Tall Tales A Companion Reader with Dramatizations Book Review:

Ride across Texas on a mountain lion with Pecos Bill...Work up a giant appetite with the mighty lumberjack Paul Bunyan...spread happiness with Johnny Appleseed...and confront the Fastest Draw in the West! This beautifully illustrated Companion Reader is an exact transcript of Jim Weiss’s award-winning storytelling performance of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, available on MP3 and audio CD from Well-Trained Mind Press. Ride across Texas on a mountain lion with Pecos Bill...Work up a giant appetite with the mighty lumberjack Paul Bunyan...spread happiness with Johnny Appleseed...and confront the Fastest Draw in the West! This beautifully illustrated Companion Reader is an exact transcript of Jim Weiss’s award-winning storytelling performance of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, available on MP3 and audio CD from Well-Trained Mind Press. For decades, Jim Weiss has entertained his many listeners with gripping plots, vivid characters, and beautiful words. But his performances are much more than mere entertainment. Jim's stories build language skills by filling young minds with wonderful vocabulary, complex sentence structures, and rich images. Now, our Companion Readers bring these language-learning benefits to a new level. Language, both written and oral, is most easily and thoroughly learned when heard, read, and spoken. Listen to the Jim Weiss performance on CD or MP3. Read along with the performance. The first half of this book as word-for-word transcript of Jim Weiss's performance. Students can improve their reading fluency, vocabulary, and their understanding of punctuation, sentence structure, and grammar by following along as Jim performs these words. Even students who are not at the level represented in this book can be moved forward in reading competency by reading along as Jim speaks the words. Say the words. The final element in language learning is to speak great words and sentences out loud. The has been turned into a short, accessible dramatic version that can be performed by two or more actors. The plays can be memorized or read from the scripts; either way, students will begin to gain confidence in their own language use and in their ability to speak in front of others.

Gehrig and the Babe

Gehrig and the Babe
Author: Tony Castro
Publsiher: Triumph Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-04-01
ISBN 10: 1641250046
ISBN 13: 9781641250047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gehrig and the Babe Book Review:

The legendary achievements of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are undeniable hallmarks of baseball history. Much has been written about the two men as teammates, but Ruth and Gehrig's relationship away from the field is rarely, if ever, explored. In Gehrig and the Babe, Tony Castro portrays Ruth and Gehrig for what they were: American icons who were remarkably different men. For the first time, readers will learn about a friendship driven apart, an enduring feud which wove its way in and out of their Yankees glory years and chilled their interactions until July 4, 1939—Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium—when Gehrig's famous farewell address thawed out their stone silence.

Babe the Kid

Babe   the Kid
Author: Charlie Poekel
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2007-10-19
ISBN 10: 161423096X
ISBN 13: 9781614230960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babe the Kid Book Review:

The most famous home run in baseball history: “The go-to book for an accurate portrayal of the story” (Sports Collectors Digest). On the eve of game four of the 1926 World Series, Babe Ruth heard that a young New Jersey boy, Johnny Sylvester, was laid up with a deadly illness. Ruth autographed a ball for Johnny, inscribing it, “I’ll knock a homer for you in Wednesday’s game—Babe Ruth.” The rest was history. Ruth delivered on his promise, and Johnny made a miraculous recovery. In Babe & the Kid, author Charlie Poekel traces the story behind the sensational headlines, and follows Johnny’s remarkable life in the aftermath of Ruth’s incredible feat. Includes photos!