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Rich Wallace

Autor(a) de The Roar of the Crowd

50+ Works 3,320 Membros 51 Críticas

About the Author

Rich Wallace was born on January 29, 1957 in Hackensack, New Jersey. He began writing as a first grader but academics were not his strong suit and he did not read much beyond what was required for his classes. As a teen-ager he was mostly interested on sports, especially track and cross country. In mostrar mais high school He started writing often and working on his school newspaper. He continued his writing as he attended Montclair State College. He took creative writing classes, including one that required him to write a novel, one chapter a week. He also interned at the Passaic Herald-News where he was later offered a paid reporting job. After graduating Montclair State in 1980 with a bachelor of arts degree, Rich Wallace went to work for several N.J. newspapers as a sports reporter and news editor and continually reworking that first novel he started in creative writing class. In 1988 he started working for Highlights for Children as a copy editor. He has since become senior editor at the magazine and publishing well written stories has become his passion. Then in 1996 after several rewrites his first novel Wrestling Sturbridge was published. He continued writing with novels such as Shots on Goal, Riding Time and Playing Without the Ball - all with sports related themes. He also penned a series called Winning Season with titles such as The Roar of the Crowd, Technical Foul, Fast Company and Double Fake. Wallace has said he has one goal for his writing - to offer an honest representation of how adolescent boys struggle to find their identity. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Rich Wallace

The Roar of the Crowd (2004) 385 exemplares, 3 críticas
Technical Foul (2004) 377 exemplares
Emergency Quarterback (2005) 283 exemplares, 1 crítica
Southpaw (2006) 278 exemplares, 2 críticas
Double Fake (2005) 264 exemplares, 1 crítica
Wrestling Sturbridge (1996) 177 exemplares, 2 críticas
Curveball (2007) 172 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dunk Under Pressure (2006) 136 exemplares
One Good Punch (2007) 114 exemplares, 8 críticas
Kickers #1: The Ball Hogs (2010) 103 exemplares, 2 críticas
Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story (2017) 92 exemplares, 3 críticas
Playing Without the Ball (2000) 88 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dishes (2008) 71 exemplares, 5 críticas
Fast Company (2005) 67 exemplares
Shots on Goal (1997) 67 exemplares, 1 crítica
Losing Is Not an Option (2003) 62 exemplares, 1 crítica
Sports Camp (2010) 59 exemplares, 2 críticas
Perpetual Check (2009) 56 exemplares, 3 críticas
Restless (2003) 54 exemplares, 4 críticas
War and Watermelon (2011) 47 exemplares, 2 críticas
Takedown (2006) 45 exemplares, 2 críticas
Kickers #2: Fake Out (2010) 38 exemplares
Wicked Cruel (2013) 35 exemplares
Kickers #3: Benched (2010) 35 exemplares
Kickers #4: Game-Day Jitters (2011) 33 exemplares
Second String Center (2007) 32 exemplares, 1 crítica
Technical Foul 5 exemplares
No relief (2016) 4 exemplares
Voices from the past (2001) 4 exemplares
Lost in the Dark (Haunted) (2016) 4 exemplares
A Deadly Fall (Haunted) (2016) 3 exemplares
Riding Time (1996) 2 exemplares
Hoops Shadow (Haunted) (2016) 2 exemplares
Phantom Flames (Haunted) (2016) 2 exemplares
Pressure Point (Game Face) (2016) 2 exemplares
Chasing the baton (2016) 1 exemplar
Between the sticks (2016) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Spielzeit 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuidor — 778 exemplares, 13 críticas
On The Edge: Stories At The Brink (2000) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Dreams and Visions: Fourteen Flights of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares, 1 crítica
Lost and Found (13-in-1) (2000) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
Locais de residência
New Hampshire, USA
Montclair State College (BA|1980)
non-fiction author
Wallace, Sara Neil (wife)
Liza Voges



BooksInMirror | 1 outra crítica | Feb 19, 2024 |
Blood Brother is a new book about the short life of Jonathan Daniels. Published in 2016 it was cataloged in the Teen section at the Gates(NY)Public Library. It tells the story of Jonathan Daniels life and his work on the 1965 voter registration campaign in Alabama. After spending just a few months in Alabama Daniels was murdered by a segregationist white irregular deputy sheriff. Though charged with murder his killer was found not guilty by an all white jury. I have known about Jonathan Daniels since he was placed on the Episcopal Church's Calendar of Saints in 1991. It is such a sad story but at the same time his life was a triumph of love or hate.

The book is full of photos, some taken by Daniels himself, which show the Civil Rights struggle and the segregationists who opposed it. I was struck by the symbols of confederate flags and nazi swastikas which are used so much today by the so called alt-right. If there is any question about the symbolism of confederate flags and monuments this book answers that.

While written for younger adults there is much that is worthwhile for those of us who are a bit older too. I find myself wondering what else Jonathan Daniels would have accomplished if his promising life had not be cut short by murder. He would be 78 this year if he had lived.
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MMc009 | Jan 30, 2022 |
Babe Conquers the World chronicles the groundbreaking life of Babe Didriksen Zaharias. Told in 10 'rounds', each chapter explores Babe's determination to overcome the obstacles that stood in her way, including the boys, the girls, the rules, the road, the tradition, and ultimately cancer. Authors Rich and Sandra Neil Wallace bring unique strengths and passion to telling Babe's story: Rich experience in writing children and YA sports CRF and Sandra groundbreaking reporting for ESPN.

Born in 1911, Mildred Ella "Babe" Didriksen, Babe was driven to athletic excellence in golf, basketball, and track. She stated, "All my life I've always had the urge to do things better than anybody else." And she did. Babe persevered to become an All-American, world record holder, Olympic medalist, and golf champion. However, Babe also battled poverty, loneliness, and prejudice with the same drive and determination she trained and competed. Despite her successes--Title IX wouldn't become law until 1972 and four decades after Babe's death for a professional women's basketball league to be created.… (mais)
NClegern | 3 outras críticas | Jul 27, 2021 |
This gripping informational text is an introduction to polar exploration in general, and the ship U.S.S Jeannette in particular. Captain Long’s journal helps tell the adventure of attempting to reach the North Pole and ending up locked in ice for two years. Includes Epilogue, Author’s Note, Bibliography, Source Notes, Index.
NCSS | 2 outras críticas | Jul 23, 2021 |


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