NON-FICTION

 

51E+HpvNvCL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_THAT’S ALL YOU GET

By Jim Christina

Hours crafting prose, poetry and lyrics for music written or yet to be written and in doing so discovered one basic truth of life and writing.

Whereas music bars and notes come and go, the lyric or poetry of the song, if you will, is immortal. They can take you far away to exotic lands or leave you on your couch watching the rain fall endlessly during the fall, winter and spring. Follow a whaling vessel in search of the blue whale, sing the lament of a young man alone on the ocean, follow the musings of an ancient scribe as he follows life trails or follow the battles raging or yet to be raging in a young soldier’s heart.

 

FTF_2ND_EDITION_KINDLE_COVER copyFROM THE FIELDS (First Century Edition)

By Richard Paolinelli

This second edition of From The Fields provides an updated narrative account, written by award-winning sports journalist Richard Paolinelli, of the first full century of high school football played in Turlock, California – including stats, rosters, and interviews with former players and coaches. Starting with the first team of 15 players from the 1920 Turlock High football team all the way through to the 2019 season.

Players spotlighted include former pro football players from Turlock – Bob Mitchell, Paul Larson, Jeff Winans, Jonathan Quinn, Tom Brandstater and Colin Kaepernick – along with moments in the history of Turlock connected to the football program.

 

PA_COVER copyPERFECTION’S ARBITER

By Richard Paolinelli

On October 8, 1956, New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen threw the only perfect game in World Series history against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

But the story you have never heard, a story that, had it not happened the way it did, might have changed the very history of baseball is the story of the man in the mask and blue umpire suit standing behind the plate and Yankees catcher Yogi Berra.

That man was Ralph “Babe” Pinelli.