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Winning with Integrity: Getting What You Want Without Selling Your Soul
Leigh Steinberg, Michael D'Orso

Three Rivers Press, 1999

"There really is a Jerry Maguire. Only he's not some schlumpf struggling to make it on a wing and a prayer like Tom Cruise in the movie. . . . His name is Leigh Steinberg, and he's been cultivating a choirboy image for twenty years. He also happens to be the pre-eminent sports agent of our time." --San Francisco Examiner Magazine "This is a book about the process of negotiation.   Which means that this is a book about life." Leigh Steinberg ...


Like No Other Time: The 107th Congress and the Two Years That Changed America Forever
Tom Daschle, Michael D'Orso

Crown, 2003

Tom Daschle, the Majority Leader of the historic 107th Senate, presents a candid insider’s account of the workings of the U.S. government during two of the most tumultuous years in the nation’s history. The 107th Congress faced a time like no other in the life of the nation. This was the era of the first presidential election to be decided by the United States Supreme Court, the fifty-fifty Senate, the horror of September 11, the anthrax ...


Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
John Lewis, Michael D'Orso

Mariner Books, 1999

Congressman John Lewis takes readers inside the civil rights movement in Walking with the Wind and shares rare insight into the personalities at its heart.   As Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Congressman John Lewis was at the epicenter of the civil rights movement in the late '50s and '60s. Arrested more than forty times, he was one of its youngest and most courageous leaders. Writing with charm, ...


Like Judgment Day: The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood
Michael D'Orso

Putnam Adult, 1996

Details the 1923 massacre of black inhabitants of the small Florida town of Rosewood by a white lynch mob, tracing the lives of survivors and describing the unprecedented award given to survivors and their descendants by the state of Florida some seventy years after the rampage. 30,000 first printing.


In Praise of Public Life: The Honor And Purpose Of Political Science
Joseph I. Lieberman, Michael D'orso, 2001

What It Means to Serve the Public In a vigorous defense of public life, Senator Joseph Lieberman, renowned as one of our most articulate and respected politicians, defines the duty, the honor and the privilege of public life in the face of Americans' perennial cynicism about it. Drawing widely from his own experience as a politician and his pride in public service, Lieberman makes a passionate, hopeful argument for the value of public life -- ...


LIKE JUDGMENT DAY, The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood (Movie Tie-In to ROSEWOOD)
Michael D'Orso

Berkley Publishing, 1996

1996 Boulevard Books (Berkley Publishing Group) trade PB, A black town in Florida is destroyed and many of its inhabitants killed by whites in the 1920's. A true story w/ survivor interviews by Michael d'Orso (Oceana:Our Endangered oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them).


Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them
Ted Danson, Michael D'Orso

Rodale Books, 2011

Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running television series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course of the past two and a half decades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming global catastrophe—the massive destruction of our planet’s oceanic biosystems and the complete collapse of the world’s major commercial fisheries.   In Oceana, Danson details his ...


Rise and Walk: The Trial and Triumph of Dennis Byrd
Dennis Byrd, Michael D'Orso

Harpercollins, 1993

An account of the New York Jet's struggle to walk again after a spinal back injury describes Byrd's football successes in high school and college, and his heroic battle with painful physical therapy to overcome paralysis. 250,000 first printing. $180,000 ad/promo.


Eagle Blue: A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska
Michael D'Orso

Bloomsbury USA, 2007

Eagle Blue follows the Fort Yukon Eagles, winners of six regional championships in a row, through the course of an entire 28-game season, from their first day of practice in late November to the Alaska State Championship Tournament in March. With insight, frankness, and compassion, Michael D'Orso climbs into the lives of these fourteen boys, their families, and their coach, shadowing them through an Arctic winter of fifty-below-zero ...


Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
Bill Phillips, Michael D'Orso

William Morrow, 1999

Mention the name Bill Phillips to any of the people he's helped transform and you will see their faces light up with appreciation and respect. These people include: Hundreds of thousands of men and women who read his magazine for guidance and straightforward information about exercise, nutrition, and living with strength. Elite professional athletes, among them John Elway, Karl Malone, Mike Piazza, and Terrell Davis ?ho have turned ...


Thin Is Just a Four-Letter Word: Living Fit for All Shapes and Sizes
Dee Hakala, Michael D'Orso

Little Brown & Co (T), 1997

The founder of an innovative exercise program for inactive and overweight people sponsored by Nike and administered by the YMCA tells her story and details her program of exercise, behavior modification, and group support, in a guide illustrated with photographs. Tour.


Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage
Dorothy Spruill Redford, Michael D'Orso

Doubleday, 1989

In 1860, Somerset Place was one of the most successful plantations in North Carolina--and its owner one of the largest slaveholders in the state. More than 300 slaves worked the plantation's fields at the height of its prosperity; but nearly 125 years later, the only remembrance of their lives at Somerset, now a state historic site, was a lonely wooden sign marked "Site of Slave Quarters." Somerset Homecoming , first published in 1989, is the ...


Rosewood: Like Judgement Day
Michael D'Orso

Boulevard, 1996


For the Children: Lessons from a Visionary Principal
Madeline Cartwright

Doubleday, 1993

An extraordinary principal describes her work in a troubled elementary school in Philadelphia's most devastated, drug-laden community; explains how she transformed the school; and shares her secrets and hopes for all public schools. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.


Rise & Walk: The Trial & Triumph of Dennis Byrd (Harperspotlight)
Dennis Byrd, Michael D'Orso

Harpercollins (Mm), 1994

A personal account of the New York Jets player's struggle to walk again following a spinal injury describes Byrd's football successes in high school and college, the painful physical therapy to overcome paralysis, and his love for his family and faith. Reprint.


Rise & Walk
Dennis Byrd, Michael D'Orso, 1993


Plundering Paradise: The Hand of Man on the Galapagos Islands
Michael D'Orso

Harper Perennial, 2003

Mention the Galápagos Islands to almost anyone, and the first things that spring to mind are iguanas, tortoises, volcanic beaches, and, of course, Charles Darwin. But there are people living there, too -- nearly 20,000 of them. A wild stew of nomads and grifters, dreamers and hermits, wealthy tour operators and desperately poor South American refugees, these inhabitants have brought crime, crowding, poaching, and pollution to the once-idyllic ...


Fast Takes: Slices of Life Through a Journalist's Eye
Mike D'Orso, Michael D'Orso

Hampton Roads Publishing Co., 1991

Book by D'Orso, Mike, D'Orso, Michael


Dennis Byrd (Today's Heroes Series)
Dennis Byrd, Michael D'Orso

Zondervan (J), 1995

Dennis Byrd of the New York Jets shattered his neck in a football game.His doctors didn't know whether he'd walk again. Young readers will be inspired by this story of the former defensive lineman's miraculous recovery from his injury.


The Cost of Courage: The Journey of an American Congressman
Carl Elliott Sr, Michael D'Orso

University Alabama Press, 2001

This deeply moving story chronicles the tenacity and vision that carried Carl Elliott from the hills of northwest Alabama to eight distinguished terms in the United States House of Representatives. Born in a log cabin on a tenant farm in 1913, Carl Elliott worked his way through The University of Alabama during the Great Depression and was elected to Congress in 1948. With a no-nonsense philosophy of fairness and equal opportunity, he ...



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