Books tagged: 1955

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Don Cockell Heavyweight Boxing Contender From England
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling
World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano fought British Empire champion Don Cockell on May 16, 1955 at San Francisco's old Kezar Stadium. The bout was not regarded as much of a test for Marciano in the pre-fight newspapers leading up to the event. It was the American's 5th title defense. Even British commentators failed to anticipate the highly competitive contest that was about to be staged.
Easy Pickings
Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
1955. A seedy part of the city. Three bored delinquents follow an old man out of a diner into the night. They're looking for trouble and find it.
The 1956 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Football
In 1956 the University of Nebraska hired Pete Elliott to coach its football team. The new coach was a 29-year-old former All-American football player at the University of Michigan. He won 12 letters at UM. The Big 7 conference, of which NU was a member, was dominated by Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma Sooners. Elliott coached backs at OU before coming to Nebraska. He brought with him the Split-T offense.
Gold Mine to Gold Medal and Beyond
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,870. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
From "the best seat in the house", former goalie Ivan McLelland recounts his life journey from the gold mines of Ontario to the gold medal round of the 1955 World Ice Hockey Championship vs. Soviet Russia. "Gold Mine to Gold Medal and Beyond" is more than a book for hockey fans or Canadian history buffs. It's the life story of a man who created a life of love, integrity and accomplishment.
The U-Haul Trailer & Doolie Weencer's Hearse
Price: Free! Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Doolie Weencer was a greedy banker who would reposses a widows home on Christmas Eve. In the early 1920's his father purchased a bank building from an immigrant farmer but did not have sufficient funds to purchase the land under it. Because the farmer did not open an account with the new bank Weencer denied the loan only to realize that his land rental jumped from $890/yr to $25,000/yr.
Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,990. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
This is the definitive story of only world's championship by the legendary Boys of Summer, Dem Bums, the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers – Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Don Newcombe, Carl Erskine, Carl Furillo, Johnny Podres – told through the eyes and memories of the die-hard fans who lived and died with them at Ebbets Field.