Download e-book for iPad: Pafko at the Wall: A Novella by Don DeLillo

By Don DeLillo

ISBN-10: 0743230000

ISBN-13: 9780743230001

"There's a protracted force. it is gonna be. i think. The Giants win the pennant. The Giants win the pennant. The Giants win the pennant. The Giants win the pennant." -- Russ Hodges, October three, 1951 at the 50th anniversary of "The Shot Heard around the World," Don DeLillo reassembles in fiction the larger-than-life characters who on October three, 1951, witnessed Bobby Thomson's pennant-winning domestic run within the backside of the 9th inning. Jackie Gleason is razzing Toots Shor in Leo Durocher's field seats; J. Edgar Hoover, basking in Sinatra's star, is set to be informed that the Russians have verified an atomic bomb; and Russ Hodges, raw-throated and excitable, proclaims the sport -- the Giants and the Dodgers on the Polo Grounds in long island. DeLillo's transcendent account of 1 of the enduring occasions of the 20th century is a masterpiece of yank sportswriting.

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Normal male students 1977 [2J Study '" O{Yt, sec) (>2 4 0/ Sinus pauses Table 2. Electrocardiographic features in studies of non-athletic but normal populations. 003% O'X, (l% 2':{, 2┬░;;, VT N 00 Marathon runners Marathon runners Athletes Normal controls Long distance runners Normal controls Athletes sprinters Athletes endurance Normal controls Athletes (selected with STIT changes) Athletes (cyclists) Normal controls Smith el al. 1964 [18] Roskoff el al. 1976 [17] Roeske el al. 1976 [15] Abbreviations: see Table I.

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