BrooklynFans Of Books: A History Of The Masters Told Through Augusta’s 18 Holes

The Masters: A Hole-By-Hole History Of America’s Golf Classic, Third Edition

By David Sowell

University of Nebraska Press; 304 pages; hardcover, $29.95; eBook, $29.95

The Masters is called “a tradition unlike any other.” It is revered as the most prestigious tournament in golf and commands international attention, even among nongolfers.

David Sowell’s book The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America’s Golf Classic takes the unique approach of tackling Augusta National hole by hole. Each hole had its own chapter, with colorful stories on the greatest shots, biggest disasters, and most amazing events that took place on each.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On Hockey History

(The Islanders celebrating one of their Stanley Cup wins in the 1980s)

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are upon us, and the New York Islanders are a part of it, taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round.

There are plenty of books out there to read up on the Islanders and hockey history, including: Birth of a Dynasty: The 1980 New York Islanders by Alan Hahn;  Rangers vs. Islanders by Stan Fischler and Zachery Weinstock; The Voices of Hockey by Kirk McKnight; and Hockey 365 by Mike Commito.

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Yankees-Stonewall Scholars Initiative Selection Process Announced

(Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees announced the details regarding the selection process for the Yankees-Stonewall Scholars Initiative.

The initiative, which was announced in September 2018, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising and celebrate the achievements of New York City Public School graduating seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to equality and impactful support for the LGBTQ community.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Lost History Of Dreams” By Kris Waldherr

The Lost History Of Dreams: A Novel

By Kris Waldherr

Atria; hardcover; $26.00; available today, Tuesday, April 9

Kris Waldherr is an award-winning author, illustrator, and designer who lives in Brooklyn in a Victorian-era house with her husband, the anthropologist-curator Thomas Ross Miller, and their daughter. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society and her fiction has been awarded with fellowships by the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts and a reading grant by Poets & Writers.

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