BrooklynFans of Books: The Origins Of The Yankees

A Franchise On the Rise: The First Twenty Years Of The New York Yankees

By Don Amore, Foreword by John Sterling

Sports Publishing, $27.99

The New York Yankees are the most successful franchise in American sports with 27 world championships.

In A Franchise on the Rise, veteran sportswriter Dom Amore looks at the origins of the franchise, and takes readers back in time to the first twenty years of the team’s existence, from 1903 to 1923.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Ainsley Earhardt’s “The Light Within Me”

The Light Within Me

By Ainsley Earhardt

Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $27.99

Ainsley Earhardt, a leading Fox News anchor and #1 New York Times bestselling author, offers a powerful, uplifting look at her life and her spiritual journey, with reflections on her family, her faith, and her successful career in her memoir, The Light Within Me.

Earhardt reminisces about growing up with a father who loved his children unconditionally—a cherished model of parenthood she has adopted with her own daughter—how her Christian faith has shaped her life, and the dynamic journalism career that has made her a trusted household name.

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NYCFC Uses Big Second Half To Maul Montreal

(Jonathan Lewis (17, right) celebrates his goal with Maxi Moralez – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club rolled to a 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, with all goals coming in a big second half.

NYCFC imrpoved to 11-4-4, with 37 points, in second place in the Eastern Conference, now just three points behind Atlanta for the top spot, and five points ahead of the Red Bulls. They have gained six points on the Red Bulls this week, as they beat them at The Stadium on Sunday night, 1-0.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “RED CARD” On The FIFA Scandal

RED CARD: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal

By Ken Bensinger

Simon & Schuster, $28.00

As the World Cup in Russia nears its conclusion this weekend with Croatia and France in the Final on Sunday, let’s take a look back at how the Kremlin was named host.

Ken Bensinger, an investigative reporter at BuzzFeed News, gives the definitive account of the FIFA scandal and how American investigators unraveled the biggest international corruption case in sports history, in his new book, RED CARD.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Last Castle” Looks At The Gilded Age

The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and America’s Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home

By Denise Kiernan

Touchstone, $17.00

Denise Kiernan, author of the New York Times bestseller The Girls of Atomic City, is out with a new work focusing on the Biltmore Estate, The Last Castle, a story of unimaginable excess, devastating tragedy, inspiring generosity, and unlikely endurance.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On Soccer

(Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

As the World Cup marches on, it’s time to look at a couple of soccer books out now on the beautiful game. The Life and Career of David Beckham: Football Legend, Cultural Icon by Tracey Savell Reavis explores the English soccer star who has become a major celebrity in the United States. A History Of The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team by Clemente A. Lisi looks at the history of our team, including how they earned a spot in the 1990 World Cup to their historic run at the event in 2002.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Everyday Monet” By Aileen Bordman

Everyday Monet: A Giverny-Inspired Gardening and Lifestyle Guide to Living Your Best Impressionist Life

By Aileen Bordman

Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $26.99

Ailenne Bordman, who has been inspired by the beauty of Impressionist painter Claude Monet’s home and paintings, has created a one-of-a-kind book of gardening, design, and lifestyle steeped in the history and aesthetic of the celebrated artist, Everyday Monet.

Dissatisfied with her life as a Wall Street stock broker, Bordman gave that up to immerse herself in the work of Monet, one of the founders of French Impressionist painting whose esteemed works capturing the simple beauties of fin de siècle French life, from waterlilies to haystacks, have fetched astonishing sums at private auction houses and can be found in the greatest art museums around the globe.

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