This Side of Cooperstown by Larry Moffi Enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, is the ultimate honor for any major leaguer. This rousing, you-are-there history tells the story of seventeen legendary players who came up just short of Cooperstown: Virgil Trucks, Gene Woodling, Carl Erskine, Frank Thomas, and others. Collectively, the humorous, engaging, behind-the-scenes stories also tell the tale of baseball in the 1950s: a game performed on...
Four Lives by Jason Rosenhouse This 'best of' collection of works by Raymond Smullyan features excerpts from his published writings, including logic puzzles, explorations of mathematical logic and paradoxes, retrograde analysis chess problems, jokes and anecdotes, and meditations on the philosophy of religion. In addition, numerous personal tributes salute this celebrated professor, author, and logic scholar who is also a magician and musician.
Even the Browns by William B. Mead 'A thoroughly diverting and occasionally surprising exploration of a slice of baseball history heretofore largely ignored . . . marvelously informative and fun to read.' — Sports Illustrated'Mr. Mead describes the Browns and baseball's war years with wit and irony.' — The New York Times'In this delightful rambling history, the author sees wartime baseball in its unique social context.' — Time Now known as...
The Medieval Tournament by R. Coltman Clephan Complete, detailed history of English and European tournaments, based on rare manuscripts and original sources. Topics include Arthurian and other round tables, body armor, chain mail, plate armor, royal jousts, introduction of firearms in the 14th century, the tilt, effigies, trial by combat, duels and many other aspects. 24 illustrations. Bibliography. Index.
The World's Lighthouses by D. Alan Stevenson This superb, profusely illustrated survey by noted authority recounts the history of seamarks from antiquity to the early 19th century. Chronicling both the construction of the towers and the methods of illumination, the text offers a wealth of technical data in highly readable form, plus 261 black-and-white illustrations.
Doré's Illustrations by Gustave Doré. Chivalry and romance of the Middle Ages, dramatically and powerfully depicted in 36 splendid illustrations, recapture the romance of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the love story of Lancelot and Guinevere, the tale of the fair Elaine, and more. Accompanied by appropriate quotes from Tennyson's poem.
Patents and How to Get One by U.S. Department of Commerce Handy official guide explains functions of the Patent and Trademark Office, describes a patent, defines such terms as 'patent pending' and 'patent applied for,' discusses patent law, explains what can be patented and the process of registering patents, describes filing fees, and much else — all in simple, easy-to-understand language.