BrooklynFans Of Books: Announcer Verne Lundquist Looks At His Career In “Play By Play”

PLAY BY PLAY: Calling the Wildest Games in Sports – From SEC Football to College Basketball, The Masters, and More

By Verne Lundquist

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; Hardcover. $28.99; available Tuesday, October 16

Renownced announcer Verne Lundquist, or “Uncle Verne” as many know him, has one of the most recognizable voices, and faces, in sports and enjoyed a remarkable 50-plus year career in broadcasting. He has called NFL games, The Masters golf tournament, and College Football and Basketball.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Greg Sargent On America’s “Uncivil War”

(President Donald Trump)

An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics

By Greg Sargent

Custom House; hardcover, $26.99; available Tuesday, October 16

Just in time for the Congressional midterm elections, Greg Sargent, author of The Washington Post‘s “Plum Line” blog, looks at the incredibly high stakes involved this fall and in the 2020 presidential election in his new book, An Uncivil War.

American democracy is facing a crisis as fraught as we have seen in decades. Some see Donald Trump’s presidency as authoritarian in nature, and the extreme polarization between the parties continues with no clear end in sight.

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Yankees “have the people to be an absolute elite offense,” Says Boone

(Aaron Judge in the batting cage this past July – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees’ offense in their 100-win regular season showed signs of being one of the greatest offenses in team history.

They hit a franchise-record 267 home runs, with five players hitting 27 or more homers, including 38 from Giancarlo Stanton to lead the team in his first year in pinstripes.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Tucker Carlson On The “Ship Of Fools” Running Our Government

Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution

By Tucker Carlson

Free Press; hardcover, 244 pages; $28.00

FOX News host Tucker Carlson tells the truth about the new American elites, a group whose power and wealth has grown beyond imagination even as the rest of the country has withered, in his new book Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution.

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Boone: Yankees need to “get better on the margins in every aspect of the game”

(Aaron Boone on Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone had a successful season in his first year at the helm, navigating his team to 100 wins in the regular season as they dealt with injuries to slugger Aaron Judge and the pitching staff.

In the playoffs, they beat the Oakland A’s in the Wild Card Game, but they lost in four games to the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Operation Columba,” An Untold Story Of World War II

Operation Columba – The Secret Pigeon Service: The Untold Story Of World War II Resistance In Europe

By Gordon Corera

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $28.99; available this Tuesday, October 16

Gordon Corera, a Security Correspondent for BBC News since 2004, tells the remarkable untold story of how British intelligence secretly used homing pigeons as part of a clandestine espionage operation to gather information, communicate, and coordinate with members of the Resistance to defeat the Nazis in occupied Europe during World War II in the new book Operation Columba – The Secret Pigeon Service.

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Mustapha Heron Eligible For St. John’s This Season After Being Granted Legislative Relief Waiver By NCAA

(Mustapha Heron practicing with his new team – @StJohnsBball)

St. John’s got a major lift just as the season is about to tip off, as junior transfer Mustapha Heron has been granted a legislative relief waiver by the NCAA and will be immediately eligible for the Red Storm in 2018-19.

The NCAA has allowed Heron, who played for Auburn for two seasons, to forego the mandated academic year in residence to be closer to his mother, Talia, who has been suffering from severe health issues.

“I’m incredibly thankful that the NCAA has decided to allow me to play right away closer to home,” said Heron, a native of Waterbury, Conn. “I would like to thank all of the staff at St. John’s that fought to make this a possibility for me and my family.”

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A Conversation With Bob Lederer, Author Of “Beyond Broadway Joe”

(The Jets’ offensive line giving Joe Namath time to make a pass in Super Bowl III)

Bob Lederer is the author of a new book on the Super Bowl III Champion New York Jets, Beyond Broadway Joe: The Super Bowl TEAM That Changed Football (Dey Street, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $27.99)

Lederer tells the story of how the Jets, the American Football League champions, stunned the heavily favored Baltimore Colts of the National Football League, on January 12, 1969.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “In Your Hands” By Ines Pedrosa

In Your Hands 

By Ines Pedrosa

Amazon Crossing; hardcover, paperback, and e-book editions; available this Tuesday, October 16

Portuguese novelist Inês Pedrosa’s prize-winning literary novel, In Your Hands, is about to be published for the first time in English by AmazonCrossing.

The novel, originally published as Nas Tuas Mãos, won Portugal’s top literary prize, the Prémio Máxima de Literatura, in 1997.

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