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    Description"Derek Jeter is undoubtedly the most talked about, argued about, cheered, booed and ultimately respected baseball player of his generation. And as public a figure as he has been, he is in many ways the least known. That changes now as Ian O'Connor, one of the best sports writers anywhere, goes deep and does what no one has quite been able to do: Tell us a bit about who Derek Jeter really is."--Joe Posnanski, author of "The Machine" "Deftly told."--"Washington Post" In "The Captain," Ian O'Connor draws on unique access to Derek Jeter and more than 200 new interviews to reveal how a biracial kid from Michigan became New York's most beloved sports figure and the face of the steroid-free athlete. O'Connor takes us behind the scenes of a legendary baseball life, from Jeter's early struggles in the minor leagues, when homesickness and errors threatened a stillborn career, to the heady days of Yankee superiority and nightlife, to the battles with former best friend A-Rod. All along the way, Jeter has made his Hall-of-Fame destiny look easy. But behind that leadership and hero's grace there are hidden struggles and complexities that have never been explored, until now.


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    Title
    The Captain
    Subtitle
    The Journey of Derek Jeter
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian O'Connor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 414
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780547747606
    ISBN 10: 0547747608
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGS, HBTB
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24450
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDATL, CULT/NRTHES, GEOG/NEWYRK
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BIC subject category V2: WSJT
    B&T Approval Code: A09302025
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 796.3570
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.357092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP062
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/HEROES
    LC classification: GV865.J48 O27 2012
    Thema V1.0: SFC, DNBS, SCX
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Mariner Books
    Imprint name
    Mariner Books
    Publication date
    03 April 2012
    Review quote
    "Jeter is the prince, the good son, the tireless worker. O'Connor uses baseball lore and the tropes and rhythms of folktales to limn Jeter's family life and early career...essential for Yankees fans." -- "Booklist""O'Connor peppers the bio with enough hidden gems about the notoriously private ballplayer to make this the most thorough and intriguing work on Jeter so far. And O'Connor's ability to reconcile Jeter the man with Jeter the ballplayer means that even Red Sox fans may enjoy this bio." -- "Publishers Weekly""The most complete account yet of this signal player's life and career . . . Insightful about Jeter's minor league days and touching on his personal life, "The Captain" tantalizes with predictions about possible position changes and the length of Jeter's career. An excellent selection for those interested in baseball generally and in pinstripes particularly." -- "Library Journal""Long after Derek Jeter is inducted into the Hall of Fame, Ian O'Connor's work will be viewed as the definitive biography of the captain. Jeter has always managed to keep it simple, but as O'Connor shows, the shortstop is a complicated superstar." --Buster Olney, author of "How Lucky You Can Be" and "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty""Ian O'Connor is an ideal biographer for Derek Jeter. Ian is the same kind of thorough pro." --Tom Callahan, best-selling author of "Johnny U""Derek Jeter is undoubtedly the most talked about, argued about, cheered, booed and ultimately respected baseball player of his generation. And as public a figure as he has been, he is in many ways the least known. That changes now as Ian O'Connor, one of the best sportswriters anywhere, goes deep and does what no one has quite been able to do: tell us a bit about who Derek Jeter really is." -- Joe Posnanski, author of "The Machine""For years we've been telling young ballplayers to play and behave like Derek Jeter. Now we can tell them to read Ian O'Connor's "The Captain. "Finally, we hav
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    "Derek Jeter is undoubtedly the most talked about, argued about, cheered, booed and ultimately respected baseball player of his generation. And as public a figure as he has been, he is in many ways the least known. That changes now as Ian O'Connor, one of the best sports writers anywhere, goes deep and does what no one has quite been able to do: Tell us a bit about who Derek Jeter really is."--Joe Posnanski, author of "The Machine" "Deftly told."--"Washington Post" In "The Captain," Ian O'Connor draws on unique access to Derek Jeter and more than 200 new interviews to reveal how a biracial kid from Michigan became New York's most beloved sports figure and the face of the steroid-free athlete. O'Connor takes us behind the scenes of a legendary baseball life, from Jeter's early struggles in the minor leagues, when homesickness and errors threatened a stillborn career, to the heady days of Yankee superiority and nightlife, to the battles with former best friend A-Rod. All along the way, Jeter has made his Hall-of-Fame destiny look easy. But behind that leadership and hero's grace there are hidden struggles and complexities that have never been explored, until now. IAN O'CONNOR is a nationally recognized sports columnist who has won numerous Associated Press awards. Currently he writes for ESPNNewYork.com and hosts a radio show for ESPN. He is the author of "Arnie and Jack," a "New York Times "bestseller, and "The Jump: Sebastian Telfair and the High-Stakes Business of High School Ball." Visit ian-oconnor.com or follow him on Twitter: @Ian_OConnor.