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I Was Always Young: The Doug Liedel Story

I Was Always Young is a fine memoir told by a fine man and the members of the family he molded. Born in Great Depression-era Michigan, Doug Liedel developed simple but unshakable values in education, hard work, thrift, responsibility, and most of all, self-sufficiency. These values enabled him to not only earn his fortune, buy even more importantly, to build a family whose members are at once both close-knit and self-sufficient. Though Doug’s philosophy is easy to understand, the challenge came in living it, and he never wavered.

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I Was Always Young:  The Doug Liedel Story

Dugout Days: Untold Tales & Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Career of Billy Martin

The first American Journeys book – Dugout Days: Untold Tales & Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Career of Billy Martin – was written with the approval of Billy’s son, Billy, Jr., and tells the story of how Billy the Kid became one of the greatest managers in baseball history through his aggressive, passionate, old-school approach to baseball. Like few others, Billy could get into the heart of a ballplayer and bring out that player’s greatness. His “Billyball” methods sparked some of the most spectacular team turnarounds in baseball history and remain fresh in the minds of the players he taught, motivated, and led.

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Dugout Days:  Untold Tales & Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Career of Billy Martin

Ain’t No Sense Worryin’: The Wit and Wisdom of “Mick the Quick” Rivers

For you baseball fans out there, who said, "We'll do all right if we can capitalize on our mistakes." Yogi Berra? Casey Stengel? Guess again. That’s a gem from Mick the Quick himself. Mickey Rivers is one of baseball's alltime great characters and loveable legendary New York Yankee. An All-Star and a two-time world champion during the days of the "Bronx Zoo" Yankees of the 1970s, the man who once told teammate Reggie Jackson that he should "stop readin' and writin' and start hitting" himself put pen to paper in this collaboration with American Journeys

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Ain’t No Sense Worryin’: The Wit and Wisdom of “Mick the Quick” Rivers

A Life of Learning: the Dr. George E. Schreiner Story

A LIFE OF LEARNING is the autobiography of Dr. George E. Schreiner IV, a man whose life and career embody the American Dream during seemingly every pivotal moment of the American Century. It’s the story of a boy “bathed in academia” who grows to become “the guru of American nephrology” at Georgetown University. Yet it’s also the story of a boy who travels with his Uncle Barney to pickup Prohibition-era booze as it travels downstream in a rubber raft, plants thousands of trees with his kind father, passionately works the seismograph for the Canisius College Jesuits, cuts a deal to swap his baseball glove for a Model-T Ford, and leads his high school debate team to triumph, while still managing to graduate as valedictorian of his class.

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A Life of Learning: the Dr. George E. Schreiner Story