Inside the Empire: The True Power Behind the New York Yankees
By Bob Klapisch and Paul Solotaroff
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; hardcover, $28.00; available Tuesday, March 26
There always has been fascination about the operations of the New York Yankees, one of the greatest and most successful franchises in the world.
Veteran baseball writer Bob Klapisch, who has written for the New York Post, Daily News, and the Bergen Record, Paul Solotaroff, a veteran feature writer at Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal, pull back the curtain of the Bronx Bombers in their new book, Inside the Empire.
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New York City Football Club recently announced that Héber Araujo dos Santos, known as “Héber,” has joined the Club from Croatian side HNK Rijeka, subject to receipt of a P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). The 27-year-old was acquired using Targeted Allocation Money.
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Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America’s First Cyber Spy
By Eric O’Neill
Crown; hardcover, 304 pages; $27.00; available Tuesday, March 26
Eric O’Neill is a cybersecurity expert and former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative. He founded the Georgetown Group, the premier investigative and security services firm; serves as national security strategist for Carbon Black; and is the General Counsel for Global Communities, an international charity. He lectures about espionage and national security, cybersecurity, hacking and fraud. and has appeared as a national security expert on CNN and Fox.
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What You Have Heard Is True: a Memoir of Witness and Resistance
By Carolyn Forché
Penguin Press; hardcover, 400 pages; $28.00
Carolyn Forché is one of the most gifted poets of her generation. Her works, including Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, and Gathering the Tribes; has been translated into over twenty languages. She has received the Windham-Campbell Prize and the Academy of American Poets Fellowship given for distinguished poetic achievement.
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They Said It Couldn’t Be Done: The ’69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History
By Wayne Coffey
Crown Archetype; hardcover, $28.00; available this Tuesday, March 26
1969 was a remarkable year for America, as it brought the moon landing, Woodstock, nonstop protests against the Vietnam War, and the most tumultuous and fractious New York City mayoral race in memory.
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With spring upon us, it is almost the time for classical music in New York City books. Let’s take a look at three books that will deepen your knowledge of this musical genre: Famous Father Girl by Jamie Bernstein, A Mad Love by Vivian Schweitzer, and The Indispensable Composers by Anthony Tommasini.
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Something in the Air: American Passion and Defiance in the 1968 Mexico Olympics
By Richard Hoffer
University Of Nebraska Press; paperback, 276 pages;. $19.95
In this era of the activist athlete, it is a good time to look back to where it all started, at the Olympics in Mexico City in 1968.
Richard Hoffer, in the book Something in the Air, that tells the individual stories of the athletes who gathered amidst upheaval around the world.
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(Villanova’s Eric Paschall driving the lane – @VillanovaMBB)
The defending National Champion Villanova Wildcats lost to Purdue, 87-61, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut.
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(Sacha Kljestan (16) with a big defensive play early – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Red Bulls lost a tough one on Saturday night, 1-0, to Orlando City SC, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
Sacha Kljestan, who used to star for the Red Bulls, got the lone goal of the night for Orlando City in the 73rd minute.
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(Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)
With spring training winding down, the Yankees have trimmed their roster and who is in the major league camp over the past couple of days. The Yankees also made a trade with the Rockies, acquiring outfielder Mike Tauchman.
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