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The Resource Brooks : the biography of Brooks Robinson, Doug Wilson

Brooks : the biography of Brooks Robinson, Doug Wilson

Label
Brooks : the biography of Brooks Robinson
Title
Brooks
Title remainder
the biography of Brooks Robinson
Statement of responsibility
Doug Wilson
Title variation
Brooks Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Brooks Robinson is one of baseball's most transcendent and revered players. He won a record sixteen straight Gold Gloves at third base, led one of the best teams of the era, and is often cited as the greatest fielder in baseball history. Credited with almost single-handedly winning the 1970 World Series, this MVP was immortalized in a Normal Rockwell painting. A wholesome player and role model, Brooks honored the game of baseball not only with his play but with his class and character off the field. Author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, Doug Wilson returns to baseball's Golden Age to detail the birth of a new franchise through the man who came to symbolize it as one of baseball's most beloved players. Through numerous interviews with people from every part of the legendary player's life, Wilson reveals never-before-reported information to illuminate Brooks's remarkable skill and warm personality. Brooks takes readers back to an era when players fought for low-paying yearly contracts, spanning the turbulent 60s and 70s and into the dawning of the free agent era. He was elected to the MLB All-Century Team and as president of the MLB Players Alumni, Brooks continues to influence today's baseball players. In the current climate of astronomic salaries, steroids, off-field troubles, and heroes who let down their fans, Brooks reminds baseball fans of the honor and glory at the heart of America's favorite pastime"--
Summary
"Author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, Doug Wilson returns to baseball's Golden Age to detail the birth of a new franchise through the man who came to symbolize it as one of baseball's most beloved players. Through numerous interviews with people from every part of the legendary player's life, Wilson reveals never-before-reported information to illuminate Brooks's remarkable skill and warm personality. "--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10282164
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Doug
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.R58
LC item number
W55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robinson, Brooks
  • Baseball players
  • African American baseball players
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the biography of Brooks Robinson
Label
Brooks : the biography of Brooks Robinson, Doug Wilson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/048/9781250033048/image/lgcover.9781250033048.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013031434
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250033048
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013031434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Brooks : the biography of Brooks Robinson, Doug Wilson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/048/9781250033048/image/lgcover.9781250033048.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013031434
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250033048
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013031434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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