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Martin Gitlin is a veteran author and sportswriter. He has had about 150 books published since 2006, including A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History (Lyons Press, 2018) with Joe Wos and The Ultimate Cleveland Indians Time Machine Book (Lyons Press, vis mere 2019). His Powerful Moments in Sports: The Most Significant Sporting Events in American History earned critical acclaim. Gitlin won more than 45 awards as a sports journalist from 1991 to 2002, including first place for general excellence from The Associated Press for his coverage of the Indians-Braves World Series in 1995. AP also selected him as one of the top four feature writers in Ohio. Gitlin lives in North Olmsted, Ohio. vis mindre

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Værker af Martin Gitlin

Stan Lee: Comic Book Superhero (2009) 17 eksemplarer
Hockey (Best Sport Ever) (2012) 8 eksemplarer
The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time (2013) 8 eksemplarer
Audrey Hepburn: A Biography (2009) 8 eksemplarer
Tennis (Best Sport Ever) (2012) 7 eksemplarer
Japan (Country Profiles) (2018) 6 eksemplarer
Australia (Country Profiles) (2017) 6 eksemplarer
Olympic Trivia (Sports Trivia) (2015) 6 eksemplarer
The Baby Boomer Encyclopedia (2011) 6 eksemplarer
Boston Celtics (Inside the NBA) (2011) 5 eksemplarer
Lindsey Vonn (People in the News) (2012) 4 eksemplarer
Kevin Durant : basketball star (2017) 4 eksemplarer
Mexico (Country Profiles) (2017) 4 eksemplarer
Miami Heat (Inside the NBA) (2011) 3 eksemplarer
The blockade of the Gaza Strip (2019) 3 eksemplarer
New York Giants (Inside the NFL) (2010) 3 eksemplarer
Canadians at Work (2016) 2 eksemplarer
Chaz Bono (Transgender Pioneers) (2016) 2 eksemplarer
NBA : underdog stories (2018) 2 eksemplarer
Tarantulas (Crawly Creatures) (2019) 2 eksemplarer
Mlb (Professional Sports Leagues) (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Flags (State Guides) (2017) 2 eksemplarer
Incarceration of minors (2019) 1 eksemplar
Von Miller : football star (2017) 1 eksemplar
Kris Bryant : baseball star (2017) 1 eksemplar
3D printing (2019) 1 eksemplar
Our climate futre (2017) 1 eksemplar
Canadians at Home (2016) 1 eksemplar
Drew Brees : Super Bowl champ (2011) 1 eksemplar
Trees (2017) 1 eksemplar
Nanomedicine (2017) 1 eksemplar

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Kanonisk navn
Gitlin, Martin
Beachwood, Ohio, USA
Ohio University (BA, Journalism)
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I have authored about 200 books for more than a dozen publishers since turning my attention to strictly freelance writing in 2006. Most of those works have been in the educational market in the realms of history, social studies, sports, science and biographies of notable people in all walks of life. But I have recently gained success as a trade historical pop culture and sports book author. I have also gained experience as a public speaker and presenter. I have done hundreds of fun and enlightening programs at libraries, senior centers and assisted livings.



Mustygusher | Dec 19, 2022 |
Like most of these books, not terribly well written, but reading it makes my Jeff Gordon fan happy!
emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book by Martin Gitlin is a fun read that works well read cover to cover as I did or spread over a longer time with each chapter read as if an essay or short story.

The reason it would work well for those who love baseball but really just want something to read for a short time before bed is because this is not so much a single comprehensive history as it is a bunch of episodes from Boston Red Sox history. As the title implies, this is like a time machine trip, you go back in each chapter to a time, perhaps an important season or an important player. You get a little on either side of this specific time, but each chapter can easily be read as a short essay about that trip in time. Reading it straight through (as I did) it is still episodic but because it is both chronological and covers most of the history of the team it still works well as a cohesive work.

If anyone tries to tell you that none of the championships after 2004 get anything more than a sentence, just ignore them. They didn't actually read the book. The following championships didn't get the same amount of space, but the one that broke the "curse of the Bambino" deserved more space because it is far more important to the history of the Red Sox than the subsequent ones. But they are covered and even some games and winning pitchers and praise from teammates heaped on that pitcher. And trust me, that took well over one sentence. But someone skimming chapter titles to then comment on the book might not be able to recognize those other championships, though one of those titles is "Chicken and Championships" so even someone with mediocre reading comprehension skills should have been able to guess those other championships were mentioned in at least some detail. Sorry for the rant but irresponsible comments from the reading challenged really irritate me.

While Boston fans can either be reminded of or recall the history from this book, I think it works even better for those of us who are baseball fans first and fans of our teams second. I am not nor have I ever been a Red Sox fan and this was a great trip through the history I was somewhat familiar with and the more recent periods I remember very well, pretty much from Yaz until now. Frankly, I would love to find similar books about all of the teams with even 75 or 80 years worth of history. I'd probably enjoy books on newer teams than that but they would need to be much shorter books in order to avoid getting into the types of stories only diehard team fans would care about.

I recommend this to any baseball fan, not just Boston fans.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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