Campeones mundiales al fin! (Faithful): Como los Medias Rojas lograron ganar la serie del 2004 (Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season)

Overview

A comienzos de 2004, dos escritores y fanaticos de los Medias Rojas, Stewart O'Nan y Stephen King, decidieron hacer una cronica personal de la nueva temporada, una de las mas fervientemente esperadas en la historia del beisbol. Durante los meses que siguieron compartieron asientos en el Fenway, intercambiaron emails y escribieron acerca de los juegos; terminaron siendo testigos de uno de los mas notables retornos deportivos, el primer campeonato ganado por los Medias Rojas en ochenta y siete anos. Lo que comenzo ...

See more details below
Paperback (Original)
$29.49
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$31.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $22.30   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

A comienzos de 2004, dos escritores y fanaticos de los Medias Rojas, Stewart O'Nan y Stephen King, decidieron hacer una cronica personal de la nueva temporada, una de las mas fervientemente esperadas en la historia del beisbol. Durante los meses que siguieron compartieron asientos en el Fenway, intercambiaron emails y escribieron acerca de los juegos; terminaron siendo testigos de uno de los mas notables retornos deportivos, el primer campeonato ganado por los Medias Rojas en ochenta y siete anos. Lo que comenzo para dos fanaticos como un verano mas, lleno de expectativas, es ahora un verdadero testimonio historico.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"En ultima instancia, !Campeones mundiales al fin! es un libro quasi-religioso que habla acerca de lo que deberia ser la base de toda religion: el amor — el amor en toda su ceguera, terror, euforia, pureza y, porque no, capacidad adictiva."
— Dennis Lehane, Entertainment Weekly

"King y O'Nan son la clase de fanaticos que uno quiere tener al lado en un juego de beisbol: saben de lo que hablan, opinan con fundamento, son divertidos e irreverentes."
— Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today

²!Campeones mundiales al fin! no es solo un libro sobre los Medias Rojas; es tambien un libro acerca de la familia, de la amistad, y de lo que realmente significa ser un fanatico del beisbol — de lo que significa ser fieles, realmente fieles, en las buenas y en las malas....La temporada estuvo repleta de momentos inolvidables, y King y O'Nan los atrapan casi todos, de manera magistral."
— Frank Mosher, The Boston Globe

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743280792
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 9/6/2005
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 1.15 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart O'Nan
Stewart O’Nan’s award-winning fiction includes Snow Angels, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, and Emily, Alone. His most recent novel, The Odds, was hailed by The Boston Globe as “a gorgeous fable, a stunning meditation and a hope-filled Valentine.” Granta named him one of America’s Best Young Novelists. He was born and raised and lives in Pittsburgh.

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Biography

Stewart O'Nan grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, addicted to cartoons, horror comics, Tarzan, science fiction, movies, TV, and garage punk. He studied aerospace engineering at Boston University, where he developed more rarified tastes (Camus, Coltrane, and the Beats), along with a lifelong obsession with the Boston Red Sox. After graduation, he worked as a test engineer for Grumman Aerospace in Long Island, devoting every spare moment he could find to writing. Then, with the encouragement of his wife, he enrolled in Cornell University to pursue a master's degree.

By the time O'Nan had finished graduate school, a few of his short stories had begun to attract some attention. He moved his family west and taught at the University of Central Oklahoma and the University of New Mexico. Then, in 1993, he hit pay dirt when his short story collection, In the Walled City, won the Drue Heinz Prize for Short Fiction. A year later, his first novel, Snow Angels, was awarded a Pirate's Alley William Faulkner Prize. Since then, he has gone on to forge a distinguished literary career. A self-described "fiction-writing machine," the multi-award-winning O'Nan averages a book a year. In 1996, Granta named him one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists.

Although critics try to shoehorn his fiction into the horror genre, O'Nan's writing is far too complex and nuanced to permit such blatant categorization. True, his stories are suffused with trauma and tragedy, and his characters react unpredictably to the stress of terrible events; but the violence in O'Nan's fiction owes as much to Flannery O'Connor as to Stephen King -- two authors he acknowledges as important influences.

In addition to his novels, the prolific O'Nan has written a nonfiction account of the notorious 1944 Hartford Circus Fire. He is also co-author with fellow Bo-Sox fan Stephen King of Faithful, a chronicle of the team's legendary 2004 season.

Good To Know

In our exclusive interview, Stewart O'Nan shared some fun and fascinating facts about himself:

"Growing up, I delivered the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to David McCullough's, Annie Dillard's and Nathaniel Philbrick's houses. The Philbricks tipped you a dime to put it in their screen door."

"The first novels I read with rapt fascination were Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan series -- coverless, bought for a dime apiece at a Cub Scout rummage sale."

"Back in the early '80s, when I'd just begun to read seriously, I met Doris Lessing at the Kenmore Square Barnes & Noble before her very first game at Fenway Park. She seemed genuinely excited, and apprehensive, as if she might be asked to play."

"The library is still my favorite place in the world."

"I'd rather be reading than doing anything else, including writing."

"I'm an obsessive collector -- coins, books, records, baseball cards."

Read More Show Less
    1. Also Known As:
      James Coltrane
    2. Hometown:
      Avon, CT
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 4, 1961
    2. Place of Birth:
      Pittsburgh, PA
    1. Education:
      B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Boston University, 1983; M.F.A., Cornell University, 1992
    2. Website:

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)