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  • "The Greatest Game Ever Played in Dixie"by John A. Simpson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 29.95

    In 1908 baseball was the only game that mattered in the South. With no major league team in the region, rivalries between Southern Association cities such as Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, and New Orleans were heated. This season, however, no city was as baseball-crazed as Nashville, whose Vols had been league doormat in 1907. After an unpromising start,... more...

  • Days from a Different Worldby John Simpson

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 10.87

    ?I have already touched on my childhood in Strange Places, Questionable People . But the further through life I get the more I want to revisit it. I want to look at the whole of my childhood, the England I grew up in and my family.? This is not a mere exercise in nostalgia, rather it is a journey through the England of the late 1940s in all its... more...

  • Hub Perdueby John A. Simpson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    A strong-armed devastating spitball pitcher from rural Tennessee who once won 16 games with the Boston Braves, Hub Perdue is better remembered today as one of the clown princes of the Deadball Era. Often compared with fellow player-comedians Germany Schaefer, Nick Altrock, and Rabbit Maranville, Perdue had a quick wit and a rebellious streak that amused... more...

  • A Mad World, My Mastersby John Simpson

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.06

    There are only a handful of places left on this earth where you can't buy a McDonald's hamburger or stay in a Holiday Inn - and John Simpson has been to them all. This hugely successful volume of writing is a celebration of some of the world's wilder places. His extraordinary experiences include stories about a television camera that killed people,... more...

  • News from No Man's Landby John Simpson

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 10.87

    On 13 November 2001, John Simpson and a BBC news crew walked into Kabul and the liberation of the Afghan capital was broadcast to a waiting world. It was the end of a sustained campaign against the Taliban, a campaign that Simpson had covered from the beginning, despite appalling difficulties and, often, great danger. In this, his third riveting... more...

  • Not Quite World's Endby John Simpson

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 10.87

    In Not Quite World's End , Simpson offers a lively and upbeat look at the challenges and the changes the world has gone through in his life and long career. In it, he looks at the world and takes the perhaps surprising view that it's actually not nor will be the end of the world. His vivid prose, his clear-sightedness and the wonderful anecdotes... more...

  • Preservation of Near-Earth Space for Future Generationsby John A. Simpson

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

    The questions that must be asked as man-made space debris in the near-Earth environment becomes a critical problem. more...

  • Strange Places, Questionable Peopleby John Simpson

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 10.87

    For over thirty years, John Simpson has travelled the world to report on the most significant events of our time. From being punched in the stomach by Harold Wilson on one of his first days as a reporter, to escaping summary execution in Beirut, flying into Teheran with the returning Ayatollah Khomeini, and narrowly avoiding entrapment by a beautiful... more...

  • Twenty Tales from the War Zoneby John Simpson

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 2.41

    Drawing on John Simpson's acclaimed volumes of autobiography and hitherto unpublished material, Twenty Tales from the War Zone brings together some of the highlights of his remarkable journalistic career. Whether dodging guerrillas at a cocaine market in Colombia, narrowly escaping a murderous Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, interviewing a flatulent... more...

  • Unreliable Sourcesby John Simpson

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 12.08

    Through many decades of groundbreaking journalism, John Simpson has become not only one of the most recognisable and trusted British personalities, but has transferred his skill to books with multiple bestselling success. With his new book he turns his eye to how Great Britain has been transformed by its free press down the years. He shows how, while... more...