Individual Author Record
Name: John KuensterPen Name: None Genre: Audience: Adult; Born: N/A
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Illinois ConnectionJohn Kuenster was a former staff writer and columnist with the Chicago Daily News, and still lives in a suburb of Chicago.
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- At Home and Away: 33 Years of Baseball Essays, McFarland & Co. Publishing,2003
- Heartbreakers, Baseball`s Most Agonizing Defeats, Ivan R. Dee, 2002
- Rememberances of the Angels: 50th Anniversary of the Fire No One Can Forget, 2008
- To Sleep with the Angels'', Ivan R. Dee, 1996
Titles At Your Library
To Sleep with the Angels: The Story of a Fire
ISBN: 1566631025 Ivan R. Dee. 1996 The story of one of the deadliest fires in American history that took the lives of ninety-two children and three nuns at a Catholic elementary school in Chicago. An absorbing account...a tale of terror. —New York Times Book Review
At Home and Away: 33 Years of Baseball Essays
ISBN: 0786415592 McFarland Publishing. 2003 Over the course of his long career of covering major league baseball, numerous players, managers, umpires, and games, as well as unexpected and humorous events on and off the field, have made lasting impressions on John Kuenster.
This is a selection of essays Kuenster wrote for "Warm Up Tosses," the Baseball Digest column he has written every month since he became editor of the Digest in 1969. He shares his opinions and insights on managers in columns like "Casey Stengel Was One of a Kind" and "George Anderson Still ‘Sparky’ When Talking Baseball" history in "President Kennedy, No Stranger to Baseball" and "Baseball’s Brightest and Darkest Moments of 1900s" pitchers in "Here’s a Vote for Whitey Ford" and "Complete-Game Pitchers, A Disappearing Breed in the Majors" umpires in "Umps, Love ’em or Not, They’re Vital to the Game" infielders in "Derek Jeter, Cornerstone of Recent Yankee Championships" and "Third Basemen, Crucial to Winning but Often Overlooked" outfielders in "Please, No ‘Soft Pitches’ for Hank Aaron" and "Barry Bonds Had a Season for the Ages" and catchers in "Many Catchers Struggling through Learning Process". Also included are some of Kuenster’s columns about scouts and coaches, team executives, hitting, baseball in general, teams, ball parks, the World Series, humor, and Hall of Famers.
Remembrances of the Angels: 50th Anniversary Reminiscences of the Fire No One Can Forget
ISBN: 1566638003 Ivan R. Dee. 2008 On a terrible day in December 1958, one of the deadliest fires in American history took the lives of ninety-two children and three nuns at Our Lady of the Angels school in Chicago. The tragedy shocked the nation, tore apart a community with grief and anger, left many families physically and psychologically scarred for life, and prompted a mystery unresolved to this day. It also led to a complete overhaul of fire safety standards for American schools. The story of that fire was eloquently told ten years ago by John Kuenster and David Cowan in their best-selling book To Sleep with the Angels. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of the fire, John Kuenster returns to talk with firemen, parents, children, reporters, clergy, school administrators, and others who were in some way connected with the disaster. Together their thoughts and feelings about their experience, still vivid and tender after a half-century, make Remembrances of the Angels a moving and often tearful book.