Books

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Paul Dickson’61 Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick • WALKER AND COMPANY, 2012 In writing this first major biography of one of the most influential and smartest figures in baseball history, Dickson used primary sources, including more than 100 interviews, to tell the story of Bill Veeck (1914–1986), who was a baseball impresario, an innovator, and a staunch…

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JUST PUBLISHED | 2012 ISSUE 2 Eve Abrams ’93 and Shannon Brinkman Preservation Hall • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2011 Since the early 1960s, Preservation Hall in New Orleans’ French Quarter has served as a sanctuary for the Crescent City’s rich and illustrious jazz heritage, a haven for players, and an incubator for successive generations of jazz…

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JUST PUBLISHED | 2012 ISSUE 1 Stacy Carlson ’96 Among the Wonderful • STEERFORTH PRESS, 2011 In her first novel, Carlson brings to life 1840s New York City, a time when Phineas T. Barnum as a young man transforms a dusty natural history museum into a place of human wonders and an amazing live animal menagerie, which…

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JUST PUBLISHED | 2011 ISSUE 2 Amy Baltzell ’87 Living in the Sweet Spot: Preparing for Performance in Sport and Life • FITNESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 2011 This inspiring guide to preparing for life’s major performances integrates the best of the new field of positive psychology with the essentials of sport psychology. It contains practical and…