The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner

Author: Ring Lardner
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803269736
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"An anthology of journalist Ring Lardner's writings on sports and other nonfiction topics that collects works that have been mostly unavailable for decades"--

Lose with a Smile

Author: Ring W. Lardner
Publisher: Streeter Press
ISBN: 1444659359
Release Date: 2013-02
Genre: History

This early work by Ring Lardner was originally published in 1916 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'Lose with a Smile' is one of Lardner's many works of fiction. Ring Lardner was born in Niles, Michigan in 1885. He studied engineering at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, but did not complete his first semester. In 1907, Lardner obtained his first job as journalist with the South Bend Times. Six years later, he published his first successful book, You Know Me Al, an epistolary novel written in the form of letters by 'Jack Keefe', a bush-league baseball player, to a friend back home. A huge hit, the book earned the appreciation of Virginia Woolf and others. Lardner went on to write such well-known short stories as 'Haircut', 'Some Like Them Cold', 'The Golden Honeymoon', 'Alibi Ike', and 'A Day with Conrad Green'.

Lardner on Baseball

Author: Ring Lardner
Publisher:
ISBN: 158574784X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Provides fictionalized accounts of baseball's greatest moments and legends, which were originally published in syndication in over 115 newspapers, from journalist and American humorist Ring Lardner.

Haircut

Author: Ring Lardner
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473366343
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Fiction

This early work by Ring Lardner was originally published in 1925 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'Haircut' is a dark satire about moral blindness. Ring Lardner was born in Niles, Michigan in 1885. He studied engineering at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, but did not complete his first semester. In 1907, Lardner obtained his first job as journalist with the South Bend Times. Six years later, he published his first successful book, You Know Me Al, an epistolary novel written in the form of letters by 'Jack Keefe', a bush-league baseball player, to a friend back home. A huge hit, the book earned the appreciation of Virginia Woolf and others. Lardner went on to write such well-known short stories as 'Haircut', 'Some Like Them Cold', 'The Golden Honeymoon', 'Alibi Ike', and 'A Day with Conrad Green'.

Haircut and Other Stories

Author: Ring Lardner
Publisher:
ISBN: 0884115836
Release Date: 1922-06-01
Genre: Fiction

Through these pages pass con men, an opinionated small-town barber, a nurse who chatters on and on--much to the chagrin of her charges--baseball players and boxers. Published in "The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's", and "Vanity Fair", Lardner enjoyed great success and was heralded as a singular talent by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, H.L. Mencken, and Virginia Woolf. Lightning Print On Demand Title Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

You Know Me Al

Author: Ring Lardner
Publisher:
ISBN: UCD:31175007486486
Release Date: 1916
Genre: Baseball players


Shut Up He Explained

Author: Kate Lardner
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015061159250
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The stepdaughter of Ring Lardner, Jr., recounts her unusual childhood during the McCarthy era--a period which was marked by her stepfather's imprisonment and blacklisting by the House Un-American Activities Committee.

The Golden Honeymoon

Author: Ring Jr. Lardner
Publisher: Qureshi Press
ISBN: 1447479904
Release Date: 2013-02
Genre: Fiction

The golden honeymoon is a perfect example of Lardner's brilliant ability to weave a story of humour, pettiness and jealousy.

I d Hate Myself in the Morning

Author: Ring Lardner
Publisher: Prospecta Press
ISBN: 1632260638
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Ring Lardner, Jr.’s memoir is a pilgrimage through the American century. The son of an immensely popular and influential American writer, Lardner grew up swaddled in material and cultural privilege. After a memorable visit to Moscow in 1934, he worked as a reporter in New York before leaving for Hollywood where he served a bizarre apprenticeship with David O. Selznick, and won, at the age of 28, an Academy Award for the classic film, Woman of the Year, the first on-screen pairing of Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. In "irresistibly readable” pages (New Yorker), peopled by a cast including Carole Lombard, Louis B. Mayer, Dalton Trumbo, Marlene Dietrich, Otto Preminger, Darryl F. Zanuck, Bertolt Brecht, Bert Lahr, Robert Altman, and Muhammad Ali, Lardner recalls the strange existence of a contract screenwriter in the vanished age of the studio system--an existence made stranger by membership in the Hollywood branch of the American Communist Party. Lardner retraces the path that led him to a memorable confrontation with the House Un-American Activities Committee and thence to Federal prison and life on the Hollywood blacklist. One of the lucky few who were able to resume their careers, Lardner won his second Oscar for the screenplay to M.A.S.H. in 1970.

The Annotated Baseball Stories of Ring W Lardner 1914 1919

Author: Ring Lardner
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804729638
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Fiction

An annotated and copiously illustrated edition of the 24 short stories published between 1914 and 1919 by Ring Lardner, which include the stories collected later and known as "You know me, Al."

The Immortal Bobby

Author: Ron Rapoport
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111803998X
Release Date: 2010-12-13
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Acclaim for The Immortal Bobby "Just when you think there is nothing new to be said or written on the subject of Bob Jones, Ron Rapoport comes along and proves that theory completely untrue. The Immortal Bobby is wonderfully reported and superbly written." --John Feinstein, author of A Good Walk Spoiled and Caddy for Life "The story of Bobby Jones's singular life is one of the most fascinating in sports history. Ron Rapoport's thoughtful, graceful style is well suited to telling that story." --Bob Costas, broadcaster, NBC Sports and HBO Sports "Beyond the grainy newsreels and the confetti falling on Broadway and Peachtree Street, there was an essential Bobby Jones, and Ron Rapoport reveals him splendidly in a portrait as graceful as the man. There's more here than Grand Slam 1930--the jangling nerves and self-doubt, the towering modesty in response to fame, the complexity of an Atlanta patrician, a life richly lived." --Gary M. Pomerantz, author of Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn "The skills of writing and reporting that fans of Ron Rapoport, like me, have come to expect from him over the years--candor, thoughtfulness, insight, perspective, humor--are once again demonstrated and illuminated in The Immortal Bobby. It is an important book about an important sports figure that, typically for Rapoport, goes beyond the confines of sports and fits firmly in the context of our culture." --Ira Berkow, sports columnist and author of Red: A Biography of Red Smith "Here is Bobby Jones as you've never seen him, almost fearful in the fires of competition, and Ron Rapoport shows us how that man became a legend." --Dave Kindred, coauthor (with Tom Callahan) of Around the World in 18 Holes

Beyond the Glory

Author: Angela D. Martin
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781546292562
Release Date: 2018-05-14
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Beyond the Glory is a compelling sequel to the book To Thine be The Glory. It reveals in more detail social issues previously touched upon in the book and discuses valuable lessons to be learnt. The book frequently references scripture passages in order to illuminate, validate and provide essential tools to aid in life. It discusses hard facts regarding developing a relationship with God, attitudes towards money, divorce and breakdowns within the family units. This book is a must read for married couples, singles, families, Christians and people seeking to know their lifes purpose. You will not be able to put this book down, but constantly be using it as a reference manual.

Naming Names

Author: Victor S. Navasky
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480436213
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: History

Winner of the National Book Award: The definitive history of Joe McCarthy, the Hollywood blacklist, and HUAC explores the events behind the hit film Trumbo. Drawing on interviews with over one hundred and fifty people who were called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee—including Elia Kazan, Ring Lardner Jr., and Arthur Miller—award-winning author Victor S. Navasky reveals how and why the blacklists were so effective and delves into the tragic and far-reaching consequences of Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunts. A compassionate, insightful, and even-handed examination of one of our country’s darkest hours, Naming Names is at once a morality play and a fascinating window onto a searing moment in American cultural and political history.

Electric October

Author: Kevin Cook
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781250116574
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The story of six ordinary ballplayers whose paths crossed in the 1947 World Series--and the ways that epic October changed their lives The 1947 World Series was “the most exciting ever” in the words of Joe DiMaggio, with a decade’s worth of drama packed into seven games between the mighty New York Yankees and underdog Brooklyn Dodgers. It was Jackie Robinson’s first Series, a postwar spectacle featuring Frank Sinatra, Ernest Hemingway and President Harry Truman in supporting roles. It was also the first televised World Series – sportswriters called it “Electric October.” But for all the star power on display, the outcome hinged on role players: Bill Bevens, a journeyman who knocked on the door of pitching immortality; Al Gionfriddo and Cookie Lavagetto, bench players at the center of the Series’ iconic moments; Snuffy Stirnweiss, a wartime batting champion who never got any respect; and managers Bucky Harris and Burt Shotton, each an unlikely choice to run his team. Six men found themselves plucked from obscurity to shine on the sport’s greatest stage. But their fame was fleeting; three would never play another big-league game, and all six would be forgotten. Kevin Cook brings the ’47 Series back to life, introducing us to men whose past offered no hint they were destined for extraordinary things. For some, the Series was a memory to hold onto. For others, it would haunt them to the end of their days. And for us, Cook offers new insights—some heartbreaking, some uplifting—into what fame and glory truly mean.

The Young Immigrunts

Author: Ring Jr. Lardner
Publisher: Goldstein Press
ISBN: 1447469267
Release Date: 2012-12
Genre: Fiction

This early work by Ring Lardner was originally published in 1920 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Young Immigrunts' is a novel about family life. Ring Lardner was born in Niles, Michigan in 1885. He studied engineering at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, but did not complete his first semester. In 1907, Lardner obtained his first job as journalist with the South Bend Times. Six years later, he published his first successful book, You Know Me Al, an epistolary novel written in the form of letters by 'Jack Keefe', a bush-league baseball player, to a friend back home. A huge hit, the book earned the appreciation of Virginia Woolf and others. Lardner went on to write such well-known short stories as 'Haircut', 'Some Like Them Cold', 'The Golden Honeymoon', 'Alibi Ike', and 'A Day with Conrad Green'.