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  • Roger Connorby Roy Kerr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95

    Known today as "the Babe Ruth of the 1880s," Hall of Famer Roger Connor was the greatest of the nineteenth-century home run hitters, his career total (138) having stood as the major league record for nearly 24 years--until it was broken by Ruth himself. When he retired in 1897, he was also tops in triples (233), second in walks and total... more...

  • Buck Ewingby Roy Kerr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 29.95

    Buck Ewing (1859-1906) was regarded by contemporaries as the greatest catcher and all-around player of his era. A lifetime .300-hitter, he played every position on the diamond and led the league in fielding at two different positions. The first National League hitter to reach double digits in home runs, Ewing once stole six bases in a game, pioneered... more...

  • Big Dan Brouthersby Roy Kerr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    Described as "the Greatest Batsman in the Country" by sportswriters of his era, Dennis "Big Dan" Brouthers compiled a .342 batting average, tying with Babe Ruth for ninth place all-time, and slugged 205 triples, eighth all time, in 16 major league seasons. He won five batting and on-base percentage titles, and seven slugging titles,... more...

  • Sliding Billy Hamiltonby Roy Kerr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 29.95

    Billy Hamilton, whose major league career spanned 1888-1901, holds the all-time record for runs scored in a season (196 in 129 games), number of consecutive games scoring a run (24), and career runs scored per game (1.06); he shares records for most triples in a game (4) and sacrifices in a game (4); and his average of one steal every 1.74 games bests... more...

  • Big Sam Thompsonby Roy Kerr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    Forgotten today, Sam Thompson (1860-1922) was one of the most dominant five skills players of his era. At the plate, he batted .331, was second among 19th century players in home runs, and ranks first all-time in RBI per game (.923). In his prime, he averaged 25 steals a season. Defensively, he registered 283 outfield assists (12th all-time), and is... more...

  • Cracking the Einstein Codeby Fulvio Melia; Roy Kerr

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 15.30

    Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity describes the effect of gravitation on the shape of space and the flow of time. But for more than four decades after its publication, the theory remained largely a curiosity for scientists; however accurate it seemed, Einstein’s mathematical code—represented by six interlocking equations—was one of... more...

  • Attachment Theoryby Susan Goldberg; Roy Muir; John Kerr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 71.95

    At a historic conference in Toronto in October 1993, developmental researchers and clinicians came together for the first time to explore the implications of current knowledge of attachment. This volume is the outcome of their labors. It offers innovative approaches to the understanding of such diverse clinical topics as child abuse, borderline personality... more...

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