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Tim Cowlishaw

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William Timothy Cowlishaw is an American sportswriter for The Dallas Morning News, a regular panelist on the ESPN sports talk show Around the Horn and formerly the lead reporter for the ESPN2 racing show NASCAR Now.
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Killers of the Flower Moon
Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI
DAVID GRANN - Jan 01, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as h...
Tim Cowlishaw
Apr 06, 2021
Great book, excellent to hear...      source
The Boys of Winter
The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
Wayne Coffey - Oct 25, 2005
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The Story of the Greatest Sports Moment of the Twentieth CenturyOnce upon a time, they taught us to believe. They were the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, a blue-collar bunch led by an unconventional coach, and they engineered what Sports Illustrated called the greatest sports moment of the twentieth century. Their “Miracle on Ice” has become a nati...
Tim Cowlishaw
Dec 17, 2020
Wayne Coffey’s book is really fun. Similar format to Boys of Summer, revisiting Miracle on Ice players years later...      source
Paul McCartney
The Life
Philip Norman - May 09, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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The definitive Paul McCartney biography, written with his approval by bestselling biographer Philip Norman. Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family ...
Tim Cowlishaw
Dec 07, 2020
A sad 40th anniversary coming this week, just want to say I read the book on the left in 2017, finished book on the right Friday — both by Philip Norman, both honest 800 page accounts — 2 beautiful ways to recognize the unmatched greatness of this duo and fondly remember John...      source
John Lennon
The Life
Philip Norman - Sep 08, 2009
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For more than a quarter century, biographer Philip Norman's internationally bestselling Shout! has been unchallenged as the definitive biography of the Beatles. Now, at last, Norman turns his formidable talent to the Beatle for whom being a Beatle was never enough. Drawing on previously untapped sources, and with unprecedented access to all the maj...
Tim Cowlishaw
Dec 07, 2020
A sad 40th anniversary coming this week, just want to say I read the book on the left in 2017, finished book on the right Friday — both by Philip Norman, both honest 800 page accounts — 2 beautiful ways to recognize the unmatched greatness of this duo and fondly remember John...      source
A Drinking Life
A Memoir
Pete Hamill - Apr 01, 1995 (first published in 1994)
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This bestselling memoir from a seasoned New York City reporter is "a vivid report of a journey to the edge of self-destruction" (New York Times). As a child during the Depression and World War II, Pete Hamill learned early that drinking was an essential part of being a man, inseparable from the rituals of celebration, mourning, friendship, romanc...
Tim Cowlishaw
Aug 05, 2020
Pete Hamill’s “A Drinking Life” was an important book to me. And the man wrote the notes on the back of Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks,” so you can’t top that...      source
Moonwalking with Einstein
The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Joshua Foer - Feb 28, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising...
Tim Cowlishaw
Jun 01, 2019
Book-a-Shaw club meets on 1st of month (new goal!). My neurologist recommended this funny, insightful book on the brain, how our memories work and how to make them more efficient...#@joshuafoer      source