Wait Till Next Year

Praise for Wait Till Next Year “In a season awash in X-rated memoirs, Wait Till Next Year is an anomaly: a reminiscence that is suitable, in fact ideal, for a preadolescent readership of not just girls but boys too.

Wait Till Next Year

By the award-winning author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball. Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin’s early life: her mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges. Most important, Goodwin describes with eloquence how the Dodgers’ leaving Brooklyn in 1957, and the death of her mother soon after, marked both the end of an era and, for her, the end of childhood.

Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind Eire, Carlos M. N. Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Wait till Next Year: A Memoir Herriot, Trevor. River in a Dry Land: A Prairie Passage ...

Life Stories  A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs  Autobiographies  and Diaries

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

True to Life

This Boy: A Memoir of a Childhood, Alan Johnson. This Boy's Life: A Memoir, Tobias Wolff. Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood, Oliver Sacks. A Very Easy Death, Simone de Beauvoir. Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir, Doris Kearns ...

True to Life

In fifty informative and inspiring steps, Beth Kaplan shows you how to write your story by putting on your writer's hat, then your editor's hat, then digging down to bring out the vital details of the story, and finally living the writing life. Steps include: Read Like a Writer Unleash the "I" Word Claim Your Truth Write from Scars, Not Wounds Enter the Marketplace

501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die

the following year. ... making at the ballpark, but unless Mark Cuban manages to acquire a team in the near future, the days of the maverick owner in baseball seem to be over. ... Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir, by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die

Propounding his "small ball theory" of sports literature, George Plimpton proposed that "the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature." Of course he had the relatively small baseball in mind, because its literature is formidable--vast and varied, instructive, often wildly entertaining, and occasionally brilliant. From this bewildering array of baseball books, Ron Kaplan has chosen 501 of the best, making it easier for fans to find just the books to suit them (or to know what they're missing). From biography, history, fiction, and instruction to books about ballparks, business, and rules, anyone who loves to read about baseball will find in this book a companionable guide, far more fun than a reference work has any right to be.

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Wait Till Next Year : A Memoir . New York : Simon and Schuster , 1997 . Hersey , John . Hiroshima . New York : Knopf , 1946 . Hoffman , Daniel G. , “ The Seals in Penobscot Bay ” and “ At Provincetown , " in ND : New Directions in Prose ...

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A Brand New Ballgame

You Never Leave Brooklyn: The Autobiography of Emanuel Celler. ... Devine, Bing, and Tom Wheatley, The Memoirs of Bing Devine: Stealing Lou Brock and Other Winning Moves by a Master GM. ... Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir.

A Brand New Ballgame

America grew rapidly after World War II, and the national pastime followed suit. Baseball dramatically changed from a 19th century pastoral relic to a continental modern sport. Six Major League clubs relocated to new cities, capped by the coast-to-coast moves of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. Four expansion teams were created from thin air. Dozens of black stars emerged after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. The players formed a union--higher salaries materialized. This book tells the story of baseball's metamorphosis 1945-1962, driven by larger-than-life personalities like the bombastic Larry MacPhail, the sage Branch Rickey, the kindly Connie Mack, the quick-witted Bill Veeck and the wily Walter O'Malley--Hall of Famers all. The upheaval they sparked--and sometimes failed to control--would broaden the sport's appeal, setting the stage for tremendous growth in the half-century to come.

A to Z of American Women Writers

Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. Klein, Joe. “The Original Power Couple.” New Republic (October 10, 1994): 42–47. } Gordon, Mary Catherine (1949– ) novelist, short story writer, essayist Known for her ...

A to Z of American Women Writers

Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.

The Team that Forever Changed Baseball and America

Wait till Next Year: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. James, Bill. The New BillJames HistoricalBaseballAbstract. New York: Free Press, 2001. Kahn, Roger. Into My Own: The Remarkable People and Events That Shaped a Life.

The Team that Forever Changed Baseball and America

Tells the story of the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers in contextualized biographies of the players, managers, and everyone else important to the team.

From Girl to Woman

American Women's Coming-of-Age Narratives Christy Rishoi ... 175 n.5 Voice and agency, 122 author's, 110 collective, 116 Janie Crawford and, 122–23, 127–28, 131 loss of, 55 Wait Until Next Year: A Memoir (Goodwin), 85 Walker, Alice, ...

From Girl to Woman

Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.

Read On Audiobooks Reading Lists for Every Taste

Not to be missed. Memoir; Grief. Goodwin, Doris Kearns Wait Till Next Year. Read by Suzanne Toren. 2004. Recorded Books. ISBN: 9781402587016. 8.25 hrs. Nonfiction. Memoirs are known for offering surprises, and what could be more ...

Read On   Audiobooks  Reading Lists for Every Taste

With more than 300 original annotations in some 60 thematic lists, this one-of-a kind compilation opens the world of audiobooks to listeners and librarians alike. • More than 300 original annotations that speak to why listeners might enjoy the selected audiobooks • Over 60 thematic lists that will entice audiobook fans, as well as those unfamiliar with the format • Indexes by author, title, narrator, and genre

Rounding the Bases

Not surprisingly , " he concludes , " what I missed most in those years was the very notion of family , the ingathering of ... 14 Doris Kearns Goodwin , Wait Till Next Year : A Memoir ( New York : Simon and Schuster , 1997 ) 42 .

Rounding the Bases

After identifying early conflicts between churches and baseball in the late-nineteenth century, Price examines the appropriation of baseball by the House of David, an early twentieth-century millennial Protestant community in southern Michigan. Turning then from historic intersections between baseball and religion, two chapters focus on the ways that baseball reelects religious myths. First, the omphalos myth about the origin and ordering of the world is reflected in the rituals and rules of the game. Then the myth of curses is explored in the culture of superstition that underlies the game. At the heart of the book is a sustained argument about how baseball functions as an American civil religion, affirming and sanctifying American identity, especially during periods of national crises such as wars and terrorist attacks. Building on this analysis of baseball as an America's civil religion, two chapters draw upon novels by W. P. Kinsella and David James Duncan to explore the sacramental potential of baseball and to align baseball with apocalyptic possibilities. The final chapter serves as a full confession, interpreting baseball affiliation stories as conversion narratives. In various ways

Baseball

Up to the Plate : The All - American Girls Professional Baseball League . ... Young Babe Ruth : His Early Life and Baseball Career , from the Memoirs of a Xaverian Brother . ... Wait till Next Year : A Memoir .

Baseball

Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture looks at American society through the prism of its favorite pastime, discussing not only the game itself but a variety of topics with significance beyond the diamond. Its 269 entries, which vary in length from two hundred to twenty-five hundred words, explore the game?s intersection with race, gender, art, drug abuse, entertainment, business, gambling, movies, and the shift from rural to urban society. ø Filled with larger-than-life characters, baseball legends, sports facts and firsts, important milestones, and observations about daily life and popular culture, this encyclopedia is not only an excellent reference source but also an enjoyable book to browse.

Idea of Identification The

See Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997). 62. This metaphor is Meyrowitz's (p. 47), but it applies to a very large genre of “backstage” novels and films. 63. Quoted in Brian Lamb Booknotes (New York: Times ...

Idea of Identification  The

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Readers Advisory Service in the Public Library

Since we are simply building on a natural tendency , we relate more easily to the way readers choose books and are not ... Doris Kearns Goodwin , Wait Till Next Year : A Memoir ( New York : Simon & Schuster , 1997 ) ; Barbara Ehrenreich ...

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Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century An Encyclopedia

Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. Grundy, Pamela. Learning to Win: Sports, Education, and Social Change in Twentieth-Century North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century  An Encyclopedia

Provides practical help for the day-to-day concerns that keep managers awake at night. This book aims to fill the gap between the legal and policy issues that are the mainstay of human resources and supervision courses and the real-world needs of managers as they attempt to cope with the human side of their jobs.

Executing the Rosenbergs

Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. Gordin, Michael D. Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. Gordin, Michael D. Red Cloud at Dawn: ...

Executing the Rosenbergs

"The Rosenberg case tested the limits of the federal government's new Cold War propaganda apparatus. Both the Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower administrations struggled to sell the guilt of the two spies and use the case to sell democracy and freedom overseas. However, citizens around the world did not always agree with the United States' execution of the Rosenbergs, which diminished the standing of the country in the eyes of the world, particularly so soon after the death of Stalin and the removal of the face of evil global Communism. In this first book, Lori Clune uses newly discovered State Department documents to demonstrate dissent to the Rosenberg decision from 80 cities in 48 countries in the early 1950s. American diplomats overseas observed and reported protests, petitions, letters of support, and newspaper editorials back to the State Department, along with policy recommendations. This project tells a new narrative of the Rosenbergs by transcending questions of guilt and innocence, adding a transnational component to the story and weaving the case into the Korean War, the death of Stalin, and the Cold War more broadly. While the Rosenbergs have been the subject of endless debate and discussion for half a century, this book offers an original approach to the topic, one that will no doubt add fodder to the politically passionate and provide a significant case study for those interested in the US relationship with the world"--

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture 4 volumes

See also: Mays, Willie; Paige, Satchel; Sports Further Reading Campanella, Roy. 1959. It's Good to Be Alive. Boston: Little, Brown. Goodwin, Doris Kearns. 1997. Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster. Kahn, Roger.

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture  4 volumes

This four-volume encyclopedia contains compelling and comprehensive information on African American popular culture that will be valuable to high school students and undergraduates, college instructors, researchers, and general readers. • Contains writings from 100 contributing authors, all identified in a separate listing • Includes a chronology placing pivotal events—such as the beginning of black baseball, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance—in historical context • Depicts key places, events, and people through photographs as well as words • Provides a list of black radio programs and movies

The Brothers and Sisters Learn to Write

Wait till next year: A memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster. Gould, J. (1998). Leonardo's mountain of clams and the diet of worms. New York: Three Rivers Press. Greene, M. (1995). Releasing the imagination: Essays on education, the arts, ...

The Brothers and Sisters Learn to Write

Building on her groundbreaking work in Writing Superheroes, Anne Dyson traces the influence of a wide-ranging set of “textual toys” from children’s lives—church and hip–hop songs, rap music, movies, TV, traditional jump-rope rhymes, the words of professional sports announcers and radio deejays—upon school learning and writing. Wonderfully rich portraits of five African American first–graders demonstrate how children’s imaginative use of wider cultural symbols enriches their school learning. Featuring lively and engaging vignettes of children who are often left behind by our educational system, this book: Provides a detailed view of written language development from inside a particular childhood culture.Shows that children bring a rich folk culture to school and demonstrates how they “remix” their cultural references to accommodate school tasks such as writing.Turns the traditional educational view inside out by starting from inside a child’s culture and looking out toward the demands of school, rather than starting on the outside of the child and looking in.Provides concrete examples of how children’s cultural literacy practices translate into classroom practices and, in turn, into practices of academic success. “The most significant work that has ever been done in this area. It is superior in every respect and Anne Dyson writes like a dream.” —Tom Newkirk, University of New Hampshire “This book is unique in that it features students who draw on the cultural experiences of the Black church, sister and brother play–family games, rap, and Black popular music. It should be ideal in courses on literacy learning.” — Arnetha Ball, School of Education, Stanford University

Sense of the Faithful

See Jay P. Dolan, The American Catholic Experience: A History from Colonial Times to the Present (New York: Doubleday, 1985), 221–40. ... Doris Kearns Goodwin, Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997), 93. 33.

Sense of the Faithful

For this work, Jerome Baggett conducted 300 intensive interviews with members of six parishes to explore all aspects about whether American Catholics are really so nonchalant about how they integrate the ancient devotional practices of Catholicism with the everyday struggles of the modern world.

Teaching Sports Economics and Using Sports to Teach Economics

2019 average ticket prices were $33 for MLB, $89 for the NBA, $102 for the NFL, and $135 for the NHL. In historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, Wait Till Next Year, her memoir of a young girl growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s, ...

Teaching Sports Economics and Using Sports to Teach Economics

There is a dire need for a comprehensive pedagogical resource both on diverse approaches to teaching sports economics and the use of sports to teach broader principles of economic concepts. This book does exactly that. The contributions from leading scholars and teachers in both fields will help all instructors looking to raise their teaching game.