Run the Rockies

Classic Trail Runs in Colorado's Front Range

Author: Steven Bragg

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780972441353

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 189

View: 6839

A comprehensive reference guide to the Colorado Front Range for any level of trail runner. *Contains many of the best outings in the state from the Colorado Mountain Club, the outdoor experts in the Rockies for nearly a century*Full-color guidebook, plus fully GPS enabled*The latest in a new series from the Colorado Mountain Club: CMC's Classics

Smoky Joe Wood

The Biography of a Baseball Legend

Author: Gerald C. Wood

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803244991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 7415

Though his pitching career lasted only a few seasons, Howard Ellsworth “Smoky Joe” Wood was one of the most dominating figures in baseball history—a man many consider the best baseball player who is not in the Hall of Fame. About his fastball, Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson once said: “Listen, mister, no man alive can throw harder than Smoky Joe Wood.” Smoky Joe Wood chronicles the singular life befitting such a baseball legend. Wood got his start impersonating a female on the National Bloomer Girls team. A natural athlete, he pitched for the Boston Red Sox at eighteen, won twenty-one games and threw a no-hitter at twenty-one, and had a 34-5 record plus three wins in the 1912 World Series, for a 1.91 ERA, when he was just twenty-two. Then in 1913 Wood suffered devastating injuries to his right hand and shoulder that forced him to pitch in pain for two more years. After sitting out the 1916 season, he came back as a converted outfielder and played another five years for the Cleveland Indians before retiring to coach the Yale University baseball team. Joe's final reward for courageously enduring the eccentricities of his father, his sister's polio, the 1926–27 baseball scandal, and the loss of his beloved wife and a son was an honorary doctorate in 1985 from Yale and its president, Bart Giamatti. With details culled from interviews and family archives, this biography, the first of this rugged player of the Deadball Era, brings to life one of the genuine characters of baseball history.

The Rocky Mountains

Author: Jeffrey Zuehlke

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0761355855

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7144

Learn about the Rocky Mountains, how they were formed, where they are, and who and what live there.

North America

Author: Helen Bateman,Jayne Denshire

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781583408025

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7581

Introduces twelve famous places in North America, including the Great Lakes, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Panama Canal.

Ragtime for the Rockies

Author: Karl Lamb

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479722677

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 9618

This tragic love story unfolds in and around the town of Platteville, Colorado in 1925 and 1926. In the Roaring Twenties, young women challenge their elders by dancing to jazz music, wearing abbreviated clothing, and drinking prohibited alcohol. Some men express their opposition in church. Otbers join the Klux Klan,which expands into the Northern States, promising violent resistance to social change. OWEN MATTISON comes to Platteville High School as athletics coach and science teacher, including Vocational Agriculture. Owen's bride, RUBY, a Home Economics graduate, is an accomplished pianist and jazz fan whose clothes and bobbed hair show the triumph of flapper fashion. We meet Owen and Ruby, married for six weeks, sharing a picnic on the LYDELL farm overlooking the river. Inspired by natural beauty, Owen sings a favorite hymn, and Ruby harmonizes. Returning to their tiny rented home, Owen receives a telephone call from ARTHUR STARK, a School Board member. Stark's son later says Stark dislikes the twentieth century and wants to hold it back. Stark changes a meeting date with Owen to attend a luncheon where he joins the Ku Klux Klan, with OLIVER SCOTT, the Platteville barber. Both men participate in the next Klan raid on a dancehall. Eager to teach moral values, the School Board votes to require readings of the King James Bible as part of classroom opening ceremonies. This distresses Catholic parents, whose children will be required to hear a proscribed text. FREDERlCK KOBLENZ, owner of the Platteville Mercantile store, organizes a protest student walkout. FRANCIS (FRA1\K) KOBLENZ, Frederick's son, leads the walkout from Owen's classroom. The School Board soon writes to all parents, requiring all students to remain for the Bible readings

The Colorado Rockies

Author: Mark Stewart

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1599531666

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5755

"Presents the history, accomplishments and key personalities of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. Includes timelines, quotes, maps, glossary and websites"--Provided by publisher.

On the Roof of the Rockies

The Great Columbia Icefield of the Canadian Rockies

Author: Lewis Ransome Freeman

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781897522462

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 8562

With the horses picking up weight and strength all the way, we cantered into Banff on October 24th, 10 weeks after our departure from Lake Louise. Not one horse had been lost; not one had been permanently lamed, in the whole course of what was probably the roughest continuous pack-train journey made in the Rockies since the time of the pioneers. First published in 1925, On the Roof of the Rockies details the amazing efforts undertaken by Lewis Freeman and Byron Harmon to scientifically explore and comprehensively photograph during their 70-day, 500-mile journey the most stunning regions of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains. With a guide, a wrangler, a cook, 16 horses, two dogs, some carrier pigeons and hundreds of pounds of what was then state-of-the-art photography, moviemaking and radio equipment, the group journeyed through the area contemplating the routes of earlier explorers, facing violent storms and ultimately preserving historic views of pristine wilderness for future generations.

I Live in the Mountains

Author: Stasia Ward-Kehoe

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823954421

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2272

A ten-year-old girl who lives in the mountains of Colorado describes her life in that rural community including views from her home in the woods and weekly drives to nearby cities.

Spirits of the Rockies

Reasserting an Indigenous Presence in Banff National Park

Author: Courtney W. Mason

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442619929

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3813

The Banff–Bow Valley in western Alberta is the heart of spiritual and economic life for the Nakoda peoples. While they were displaced from the region by the reserve system and the creation of Canada’s first national park, in the twentieth century the Nakoda reasserted their presence in the valley through involvement in regional tourism economies and the Banff Indian Days sporting festivals. Drawing on extensive oral testimony from the Nakoda, supplemented by detailed analysis of archival and visual records, Spirits of the Rockies is a sophisticated account of the situation that these Indigenous communities encountered when they were denied access to the Banff National Park. Courtney W. Mason examines the power relations and racial discourses that dominated the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and shows how the Nakoda strategically used the Banff Indian Days festivals to gain access to sacred lands and respond to colonial policies designed to repress their cultures.

A Band of Misfits

Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants

Author: Andrew Baggarly,Duane Kuiper

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633192377

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 8735

With a title drought that started in New York and carried on for more than five decades after the move to the west coast, the San Francisco Giants and their fans were growing restless, waiting for a team like the 2010 roster and that one magical postseason run. The anticipation, memories, and celebrated relief of the season when it finally came together are captured in this chronicle of the World Series season of the Giants. Written in entertaining prose, the book is as much an enjoyable story to be reread through the years as it is a factual account of the events that brought the elusive title to the Giants.

Running Over Bridges

Author: Melene Kemmerling

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1634170342

Category: Poetry

Page: 294

View: 4944

Melene Kemmerling unravels the mystery that wraps her life in the poems that she shares with her best friend, who regards her pieces with admiration and praise. This anthology contains Melene’s deepest thoughts on failures, on success, on Mother Nature, on intimacy, on lost loves, on childhood, on weathers, on love, on running on trails, on the Lord, and many more. It will take you to a journey that Melene had never even shared with anyone before but her best friend. It is such a wonderful surprise how hanging sentences, trailing thoughts, exclamation points, a period or the lack of, and carefully chosen words could sum a woman’s life and her views of the people, places, things, and events around her. This anthology will make you think about your own life as well and the possible words and punctuations that you will use to turn them into poetry.

Protecting Mountain Habitats

Author: Robert Snedden

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836849912

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6265

Discusses where mountains are located, the plants, animals, and people that live in mountains, how climate and population changes are threatening mountain ecologies, and how these threats are being addressed.

In the Shadow of the Rockies

An Outsider's Look Inside a New Major League Baseball Team

Author: Alan Gottlieb

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub

ISBN: 9781879373914

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 249

View: 9877

The story of the Rockies, Colorado's first major league baseball team. Award-winning journalist Alan Gottlieb directs the broad and somewhat fractured vision of his "Behind the Seams" column in the Denver Post to the Colorado Rockies' phenomenal, record-shattering inaugural season in 1993. 20 photos.

The Tricky Part

A Boy's Story of Sexual Trespass, a Man's Journey to Forgiveness

Author: Martin Moran

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807096369

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 6916

Between the ages of twelve and fifteen, Martin Moran had a sexual relationship with an older man, a counselor he'd met at a Catholic boys' camp. Almost thirty years later, at the age of forty-two, he set out to find and face his abuser. The Tricky Part tells the story of this relationship and its complex effect on the man Moran became. He grew up in an exemplary Irish Catholic family-his great aunt was a cloistered nun; his father, a newspaper reporter. They might have lived in the Denver neighborhood of Virginia Vale, but they belonged to Christ the King, the church and school up the hill. And the lessons Martin absorbed, as a good Catholic boy, were filled with the fraught mysteries of the spirit and the flesh. Into that world came Bob-a Vietnam vet carving a ranch-camp out of the mountain wilderness, showing the boys under his care how to milk cows, mend barbed wire fence, and raft rivers. He drove a six-wheeled International Harvester truck; he could read the stars like a map. He also noticed a young boy who seemed a little unsure of himself, and he introduced that boy to the secret at the center of bodies. Told with startling candor and disarming humor, The Tricky Part carries us to the heart of a paradox-that what we think of as damage may be the very thing that gives rise to transformation, even grace.

The Story of the Colorado Rockies

Author: Tyler Omoth

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583414866

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 846

Presents a history of the Colorado Rockies baseball team that also includes detailed information and statistics on one all-time great player from each position.

Girardi

Passion in Pinstripes

Author: Kevin Kernan

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1600785824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

View: 6102

Drawn from more than 60 interviews and hours of face time, this authorized biography offers an unprecedented inside-the-dugout look at the manager who guided the New York Yankees to their 27th world championship. Beginning with his childhood in the baseball mecca of Chicago, this book traces Joe Girardi's rise from a catcher at Northwestern University to his time in the minors, his 15 years in the majors, and his successful career as a manager. As much a character portrait of the man as a chronicle of his achievements, this study reveals the amalgam of influences--the relentless work ethic learned from his father combined with the systematic mind of an engineer, the baseball know-how instilled by the likes of Don Zimmer and Joe Torre, and the heart of his tenacious mother--that combined to propel Girardi to his current stature.

Red Light Women of the Rocky Mountains

Author: Jan MacKell

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 082634612X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 8990

Throughout the development of the American West, prostitution grew and flourished within the mining camps, small towns, and cities of the nineteenth-century Rocky Mountains. Whether escaping a bad home life, lured by false advertising, or seeking to subsidize their income, thousands of women chose or were forced to enter an industry where they faced segregation and persecution, fines and jailing, and battled the hazards of disease, drug addiction, physical abuse, pregnancy, and abortion. They dreamed of escape through marriage or retirement, but more often found relief only in death. An integral part of western history, the stories of these women continue to fascinate readers and captivate the minds of historians today. Expanding on the research she did for Brothels, Bordellos, and Bad Girls (UNM Press), historian Jan MacKell moves beyond the mining towns of Colorado to explore the history of prostitution in the Rocky Mountain states of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Each state had its share of working girls and madams like Big Nose Kate or Calamity Jane who remain celebrities in the annals of history, but MacKell also includes the stories of lesser-known women whose role in this illicit trade nonetheless shaped our understanding of the American West.

Bringin' Gas And Dialin' 9: A Seven Score Addiction to the National Pastime

Volume I (1869-1949)

Author: Jason T. Powers

Publisher: DCF Press

ISBN: 0990684008

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 517

View: 2177

A review of baseball history from its Colonial origins to the Sabermetric and Big Data present day. Through biography and statistical analysis, against the backdrop of American History, baseball's evolution is examined and explored in an entertaining fashion.

The Canadian Rockies

New and Old Trails

Author: Arthur Philemon Coleman

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 192685537X

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1948

Arthur Philemon Coleman was a passionate Canadian and one of the first to truly discover the beauty and majesty of this country''s mountain ranges as an explorer, geologist and mountaineer. In 1884, before the railway traversed the Rocky and Columbia mountains, Coleman headed west on the first of what would be eight mountaineering expeditions, making his way on foot and pack horse, with Native guides and without, over passes in Alberta and British Columbia. First published in 1911, this new edition gives modern-day readers a glimpse of the early days of mountaineering in the Canadian west. It paints a sympathetic picture of the rugged men and women who opened the region and of the hardships they endured. In his travels he encountered some of the main characters in Canadian mountaineering history, including Mary Schdffer, Joby Beaver, Frank Sibbald, Reverend George Kinney and Adolphus Moberly.