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Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend

Bob Davies played a significant role in the development of modern basketball. Davies was one of the first three NBA superstars. As a Rochester Royal, he played on one of only four teams in NBA history to win the playoff championship or finish or tie for first in their division or conference for five consecutive seasons. Davies is credited with introducing the behind-the-back-dribble, developing the penetration and transition styles of play, and creating several innovative passes.


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Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals

Between 1935 and 1943 the government-funded Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) sought to keep artists throughout the country working by creating projects that would benefit the public. In Rochester, the Memorial Art Gallery’s director, Gertrude Herdle Moore, administered the WPA art program, while Isabel Herdle, her sister and the Gallery’s curator, was on the program’s committee. In 1937, Rochester’s WPA art project was called “the most interesting and effective outside of New York City” by the regional director of the Federal Art Project.


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Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)

Nationally acclaimed sportswriter Scott Pitoniak’s Frozen in Time recounts the rich history and traditions of the RIT hockey program, and its rise from a humble team with hand-me-down jerseys to one of the nation’s most respected athletic programs. Pitoniak’s narrative, along with many photos old and new, brings to life the transformation of the RIT Tiger pucksters, chronicling the people, players, places and moments which enabled the men’s and women’s hockey teams to become national champions.


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Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)

Nationally acclaimed sportswriter Scott Pitoniak’s Frozen in Time recounts the rich history and traditions of the RIT hockey program, and its rise from a humble team with hand-me-down jerseys to one of the nation’s most respected athletic programs. Pitoniak’s narrative, along with many photos old and new, brings to life the transformation of the RIT Tiger pucksters, chronicling the people, players, places and moments which enabled the men’s and women’s hockey teams to become national champions.

 

 


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Outside the Game: A Collection of Inspirational Sports Stories

In this collection of inspirational sports stories previously published in Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle, Mandelaro describes the triumphs and tragedies of local and national athletes. These narratives go beyond the wins and losses of the game to illuminate the perserverance of the human spirit over challenging life situations.


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From My Seat on the Aisle: Movies and Memories

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From My Seat on the Aisle chronicles more than 30 years of Jack Garner’s experience as a nationally syndicated film critic for the Gannett newspapers. His book compiles the best of his essays, reviews, and interviews with many Hollywood celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Jimmy Stewart, Woody Allen, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Garner offers a unique perspective into the world of film that is humorous, anecdotal, and insightful. 


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Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir, Enhanced Ebook

One of only 17 major-league players never to have spent a single day in the minors, Johnny Antonelli was a highly coveted phenom who signed a “bonus baby” contract with the Boston Braves for $52,000 a few days after graduating from Rochester’s Jefferson High School in 1948.  It wasn’t until six years later, when he was traded to the New York Giants, that the stylish left-hander began realizing the potential the scouts had seen in him.


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Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir

One of only 17 major-league players never to have spent a single day in the minors, Johnny Antonelli was a highly coveted phenom who signed a “bonus baby” contract with the Boston Braves for $52,000 a few days after graduating from Rochester’s Jefferson High School in 1948.  It wasn’t until six years later, when he was traded to the New York Giants, that the stylish left-hander began realizing the potential the scouts had seen in him.


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Rochester Panorama
Rochester Panorama
Rochester Panorama
Rochester Panorama

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Inspired by a 1906 panoramic photo of Rochester, New York, Frank Cost captured numerous panoramas of modern-day Rochester over a ten-year period (2002–2011) using a variety of digital technologies. The images were all created by stitching multiple frames together to create the panorama. This oversized book contains over twenty of these stunning images.  


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The Life and Letters of Kate Gleason (Softcover)

Susan B. Anthony called her the ideal business woman of whom she had dreamed fifty years earlier. Playwright Eugene O’Neill saw her as the symbol of greed and emasculating ambition. Kate Gleason, groundbreaking nineteenth-century industrialist, mechanical engineer, and real estate developer, was her own best invention. The truth of her dynamic life, in all of its complexity, is revealed in Janis Gleason’s biography of this legendary American woman.

 

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