The Book of Fame


Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307363848
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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A glorious novel from the award-winning author of Mister Pip, now available as a trade paperback original from Vintage Canada. The Book of Fame is a lyrical semi-fictional account of the 1905 All Black rugby tour of Europe - a tour that shaped New Zealand's identity, from which the players returned to find themselves accorded almost god-like status. This remarkable, award-winning novel is both a tribute to some of the world's first sporting celebrities and an investigation into the curious workings of fame. Not just a book for lovers of sport, The Book of Fame is essentially a story about friendship and loyalty, and about a group of astonishing young men at the peak of their abilities. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Book of Fame


Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921776242
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Winner of the Tasmania Prize and the Deutz Medal for fiction this is a singular melding of history and imagination. In August 1905 a party of young men boarded a ship for England. Among them were four farmers, two bootmakers and a boatbuilder. By December they were the 'wonderful All Blacks' who had beaten Yorkshire, England and Ireland.

The Book of Fame


Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848544995
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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In August 1905 a party of young men set sail for England. Amongst them were ordinary farmers and bootmakers, a miner and a bank clerk. Together they made up the All Blacks, an unknown rugby team from Auckland, New Zealand. And they had come to show the world what they could do. What they didn't know was that they were bound for fame. The first game was in Devon, 'played in golden farm light, a surprising victory'. By December they had become the 'wonderful All Blacks' who had beaten Yorkshire 40-0, England 15-0 and Ireland 15-0. People stopped them in the streets. In this melding of true history and imagination, Lloyd Jones has recreated an unforgettable journey from innocence to celebrity.

Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame


Author: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451676727
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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Featuring more than 200 full-color photographs, Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame brings to vivid life the greatest treasures of baseball’s shrine, most of them rarely if ever displayed to visitors. For any baseball fan, a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, is the thrill of a lifetime—no matter how many times you visit. But whether you go only once in your lifetime or make the pilgrimage annually, you’ll never be able to see every treasure in the museum’s collections. With Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame, readers can go behind the scenes to see seldom- or never-displayed items from among the 40,000 treasures in Cooperstown, in addition to some of the most important and popular items on exhibit at the museum—all gorgeously photographed in color. Captions written by Hall of Fame experts explain each object’s significance and relate unique stories associated with it. Here are just a few highlights from the nearly 200 objects in this beautiful book: -An 1887 ball-strike indicator from the only season when it took five balls to walk and four strikes to strike out -Pitcher Harvey Haddix’s glove from the 1959 game when he pitched 12 perfect innings—and lost 1–0 in the 13th -Shoeless Joe Jackson’s shoes -The Wonderboy bat and trombone case that Robert Redford used in The Natural -Rube Waddell’s glove from his 4–2, 20-inning victory over Cy Young on July 4, 1905 -A promissory note from the sale of Babe Ruth by Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee to New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert -The bat Joe Carter used to hit his 1993 World Series–ending home run -The oldest known photograph of two baseball teams, the New York Knickerbockers and the Brooklyn Excelsiors, taken on a ball field in 1859 Whether you’re a dedicated student of the game’s history or a newcomer to our National Pastime, Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame will fascinate you. You’ll find a surprising photograph or a story you didn’t know, complete with new insight into America’s game and culture. Take the trip of a lifetime inside baseball’s national museum and discover the game’s fabulous history—or reawaken beloved memories.

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players


Author: Steve Cameron
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770855977
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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"A must-have for hockey lovers." --Library Journal The greatest individual honor that can be bestowed upon a professional hockey player is to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players celebrates each and every player who has been so honored since the first class in 1945, and all the way to the class of 2015. Here are just a few of the Hockey Hall of Fame's most famous inductees: Wayne Gretzky Gordie Howe Bobby Orr Maurice Richard Guy Lafeur Patrick Roy Tim Horton Johnny Bower Ken Dryden Mark Messier Brett Hull Steve Yzerman Joe Sakic Scott Niedermayer Dominik Hasek. Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players also features artifacts and memorabilia from the Hockey Hall of Fame's extensive archive, including Wayne Gretzky's record setting 802nd goal puck, Jacques Plante's game-changing mask, and Mario Lemieux's 1987 Canada Cup jersey. Complete with more than 450 photos and over 70 artifacts--as well as stats, facts, quotes and other interesting stories and snapshots from each star's career--Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players is the definitive book on the stars who have been awarded hockey's most prestigious honor. The Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum in Toronto, Ontario, honors and preserves the history of ice hockey and those who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of the game.

Fame Junkies

The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite Addiction
Author: Jake Halpern
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 061891871X
Category: Psychology
Page: 226
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An analytical study of America's rabid fascination with the lives of celebrities draws on numerous personal interviews--with fans, Hollywood insiders, and would-be celebrities--to examine the psychological, sociological, and biological roots of the obsession, as well as its implications for modern life. By the author of Braving Home. Reprint.

Halls of Fame

Essays
Author: John D'Agata
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555970494
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
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"John D'Agata is an alchemist who changes trash into purest gold." —Guy Davenport, Harper's John D'Agata journeys the endless corridors of America's myriad halls of fame and faithfully reports on what he finds there. In a voice all his own, he brilliantly maps his terrain in lists, collage, and ludic narratives. With topics ranging from Martha Graham to the Flat Earth Society, from the brightest light in Vegas to the artist Henry Darger, who died in obscurity, Halls of Fame hovers on the brink between prose and poetry, deep seriousness and high comedy, the subject and the self.

The Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book


Author: Gerald Astor
Publisher: Fireside
ISBN: 9780671761707
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 356
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Presents historical photographs and original essays on Hall of Fame players by nine of the country's finest baseball writers.

The Book of Basketball

The NBA According to the Sports Guy
Author: Bill Simmons
Publisher: ESPN
ISBN: 0345520106
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 734
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An opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how Hall of Famers should be selected.

The Book of Skulls


Author: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504051351
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
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How far will four friends go for immortality? This novel is Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author “Robert Silverberg at his very best” (George R. R. Martin). After Eli, a scholarly college student, finds and translates an ancient manuscript called The Book of Skulls, he and his friends embark on a cross-country trip to Arizona in search of a legendary monastery where they hope to find the secret of immortality. On the journey with Eli, there’s Timothy, an upper-class WASP with a trust fund and a solid sense of entitlement; Ned, a cynical poet and alienated gay man; and Oliver, a Kansas farm boy who escaped his rural origins and now wants to escape death. If they can find the House of Skulls where immortal monks allegedly reside, they’ll undergo a rigorous initiation. But do those eight grinning skulls mean the joke will be on them? For a sacrifice will be required. Two must die so that two may live forever . . . Stretching the boundary between science fiction and horror, Robert Silverberg masterfully probes deeper existential questions of morality, brotherhood, and self-determined destiny in what Harlan Ellison refers to as “one of my favorite nightmare novels.” This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Legends of Hockey

The Official Book of the Hockey Hall of Fame
Author: N.A
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hockey
Page: 192
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This large format, pictorial book explores the history of North American ice hockey. Includes rare classic photographs from The Hockey Hall of Fame, private collections, and noted NHL photographers. A companion to the five-part television documentary series of the same name.

Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame


Author: Bill James
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439108374
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 464
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Arguing about the merits of players is the baseball fan's second favorite pastime and every year the Hall of Fame elections spark heated controversy. In a book that's sure to thrill--and infuriate--countless fans, Bill James takes a hard look at the Hall, probing its history, its politics and, most of all, its decisions.

15 Minutes of Fame

Becoming A Star In The Youtube Revolution
Author: Frederick Levy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1436243238
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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How ordinary people become famous. Everyone gets a shot at the spotlight. Since its launch in 2005, YouTube has been a hub for users to upload and share their most interesting, intimate, exciting, or embarrassing moments with viewers all over the world. But how does one take advantage of YouTube's far-reaching resources and get a video seen? Here, Hollywood producer Frederick Levy addresses the interests and needs of the casual YouTube user as well as the serious web enthusiasts and video-makers who are looking to explore YouTube and its social and networking aspects in greater depth. Loaded with advice from established Hollywood gurus who've "been there, done that," this is the must-have guide for the wired and connected audiences of YouTube, MySpace, and Metacafe. Readers will learn how to: * Upload videos from a mobile phone * Capture video directly to the site from a Webcam * Embed videos into personal web pages or blogs, and much, much more!

The Pro Football Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book

Where Greatness Lives
Author: John Thorn,Joe Horrigan
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446583961
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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There is no question that football is indeed America's most popular sport, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary book totally captures our passion for the game. Having opened its doors in Canton, Ohio on September 7, 1963, the Hall will be celebrating its 50th anniversary year from 2012 to 2013, commencing with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, a ten-day period in early August which culminates in the annual Hall of Fame Game. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival draws close to a million fans each year. The book has been crafted by Joe Horrigan, the Hall's VP of Communications/Exhibits, along with John Thorn, creator of Total Football, and the end result is a beautifully bound keepsake for any serious football fan. The 50th Anniversary Book features essays by football writers, broadcasters, and celebrated players. Every living Hall of Famer will contribute a commentary on some aspect of the game and its history; each deceased member will be represented in a sidebar or pullout quote. In addition, the book features rarely seen photos and artifacts of some of the Hall's greatest treasures.

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies

Profiles, Memorabilia, Essays and Stats
Author: Steve Cameron
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770852860
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 247
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Praise for the first edition: "A wealth of information about goalies... the photographs are stunning." -- Resource Links Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies features the most distinguished and influential men and women who ever patrolled the crease, exploring the careers of such stars as Georges Vezina, Johnny Bower, Jacques Plante, Ken Dryden, Tony Esposito and Patrick Roy. These are the goal keepers that forever changed the game, raising the bar for all who followed. This new edition includes the addition of two star goalies, Dominic Hasek and Ed Belfour. In this comprehensive illustrated reference: Chris McDonell profiles all 33 goaltenders enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame Bob Duff explores the pioneers and trailblazers of goaltending, including the stars of international and women's hockey Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated analyzes the position of goaltender from the other players' perspective Brian Costello of The Hockey News chronicles the history of the NHL's two goaltending-specific trophies (the Vezina and the William Jennings), as well as the goaltenders who have taken home other significant NHL awards, such as the Conn Smyth MVP trophy for the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Hart trophy for MVP of the league. The Hockey Hall of Fame's impressive goaltending artifacts in a stunning photo collection Bob Duff uncovers the history, lore and evolution of goalie equipment, including gloves, chest protectors, pads and, most significantly, the mask Former NHL goaltender Brian Hayward opines on what makes hockey goaltenders so unique. Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies is the official Hockey Hall of Fame book on goalies and the definitive book on the topic. The Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum in Toronto honors and preserves the history of ice hockey and those who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of the game.

Price of Fame

The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce
Author: Sylvia Jukes Morris
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0804179700
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 734
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A follow-up to Rage for Fame traces the story of the playwright, congresswoman and first American female to be appointed to a major ambassadorial position abroad, covering such topics as her concentration camp testimony, her advocacy of women's equality and the deep personal losses that shaped her life.

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Jerseys


Author: Steve Milton
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770851030
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Jerseys is a celebration of the Hockey Hall of Fame's collection of the best jerseys and sweaters worn by the premier players of the game. The brand-new, never-before-seen photographs of each jersey are paired with in-game action images and player profiles detailing the significance of the jersey and the impact of the player on the league. The selection of more than 100 jerseys from star players ranges from the rare and seldom seen, like Hall of Famer Rod Langway's high school championship jersey, to the most famous of garments, like the No. 9 of Montreal Canadiens' star Maurice the Rocket Richard. Hockey fans will be thrilled with this collection and will enjoy the crests, patches, logos, colors, and designs -- not to mention the game-worn wear-and-tear -- of hockey's most distinguishing feature. As an addition to the jerseys of hockey's superstars, readers will be treated to a selection of some of the most unique and rare jerseys from around the hockey world, like Bob Gainey's Epinal Squirrels jersey from the France pro league, or the 1939 Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club sweater worn by captain Geoffrey Hallowes. A few of the players and jerseys featured are: Ray Bourque: 2001 Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Mario Lemieux: 1987 Canada Cup Frank Nighbor: 1921 Ottawa Senators Stanley Cup Mark Messier: 1990 Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup Valeri Kharlamov: 1980s CSKA Red Army Doug Gilmour: 1993 Toronto Maple Leafs Busher Jackson: 1940 New York Americans Clint Benedict: 1931 Windsor Bulldogs Bobby Hull: 1969 Chicago Black Hawks. Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Jerseys is a fantastic examination of hockey's most enduing symbol and is the only book on the subject.

The Book of Essie

A novel
Author: Meghan MacLean Weir
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0525520325
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD "Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely."—Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant A captivating novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family's hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart. Esther Ann Hicks--Essie--is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia's? Or do they try to arrange a marriage--and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media--through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell--Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?

Getting Your 15 Minutes of Fame and More!

A Guide to Guaranteeing Your Business Success
Author: Edward Segal
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780471370581
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 316
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A GUIDE TO GUARANTEEING YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Products, Services, or Expertise into the Public Spotlight and Stay There! Praise for Edward Segal s Getting Your 15 Minutes of Fame And More! "In Edward Segal s Getting Your 15 Minutes of Fame And More!, readers will discover the ease of becoming famous as well as the ways to handle fame. The book demystifies the mysterious process of obtaining free publicity and does it in a wonderfully readable and engaging style. The book is so well written that enjoyment and enlightenment go hand in hand."--Jay Conrad Levinson, author of the bestselling Guerrilla Marketing series of books "Edward Segal perfectly captures the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of fame, and provides all the tools you need to help achieve your desired level of public recognition. Great reading!" Sergio Zyman, author of The End of Marketing As We Know It--Former chief marketing officer of the Coca-Cola Company With this book, public relations guru Edward Segal does for you what he s done for more than 500 high-profile clients nationwide: he helps you to achieve and manage the fame you crave and deserve. In lively, bite-sized chapters peppered with revealing anecdotes about and quotes from notables in the worlds of business, high technology, entertainment, sports, and more Segal arms you with proven tools and techniques for getting your company, organization, or self squarely in the public spotlight, and staying there. Throughout the book, you ll also find instructive, often hilarious "Hall of Fame/Hall of Shame" accounts of some of the most successful and disastrous uses of these techniques.

The Cage


Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 192562627X
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Two mysterious strangers appear at a hotel in a small country town. Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing? The townspeople want answers, but the strangers are unable to speak of their trauma. And before long, wary hospitality shifts to suspicion and fear, and the care of the men slides into appalling cruelty. Lloyd Jones’s fable-like novel The Cage is a profound and unsettling novel about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we’re able to justify brutality. Lloyd Jones has written novels, short stories and a memoir. He won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novel Mister Pip. His other books include Hand Me Down World and A History of Silence. Lloyd lives in Wellington. ‘It is a thought-provoking and affecting book for readers of literary fiction where the morally questionable appears very ordinary.’ Books+Publishing, FOUR STARS ‘A dark fable of imprisonment.’ Sydney Morning Herald, What to Read in 2018 ‘Jones builds calmly, rationally, in prose shot through with instances of unexpected beauty and tenderness to a terrible climax.’ Adelaide Advertiser ‘...A thinly disguised allegory of how easily ordinary, civilised people can lose their humanity, which reminded me of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.’ Australian Financial Review ‘Its mastery lies in its mystery; the skill with which it leaves things unsaid. An audacious and affecting riff on the tenuousness of understanding and the frailty of good intentions. What on earth will the guy do next?’ NZ Herald ‘Simply, clearly and vividly written, the moral dilemma posed in The Cage will linger long in my mind.’ NZ Spin Off, Book of the Week ‘Lloyd Jones’ new and possibly best novel will hold you in its narrative grip from its first page...This is exciting, risk-taking writing...Is it a fable? Probably, although it’s open enough for you to make your own interpretation, possibly more than one. Does it have antecedents? Numerous: Orwell, with the occupants of the hotel constantly watching the occupants of the cage: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, with its air hopeless bleakness; the Kafkaesque way unsettling events are described with deadpan detachment; and all the absurdity and hopelessness of a Beckett play.’ North & South ‘A profound and unsettling allegorical fable...Its powerful message camouflaged by almost fairytale simplicity. The Cage explores how quickly humanity and dignity can segue into brutality when communication breaks down. Trust is revealed as fragile, forever at the mercy of authoritarian impulse.’ Qantas Magazine ‘The puzzle of where the human essence lies and is shared is implicit in Jones' dark parable.’ Age ‘It is (also) brilliant. It compels and repels.’ NZ Listener ‘With archetypal characters and a setting that is only roughly outlined, the story is contemporary yet feels out of time and place.’ Australian ‘Lloyd Jones’s new and possibly best novel will hold you in its narrative grip from it’s first pages...This is exciting, risk-taking writing.’ North & South