San Francisco Giants, Where Have You Gone? (2013)
“Giants, Where Have You Gone? is the perfect addition
to the baseball library of any Giants fan.” – Jon Miller, Hall of Fame broadcaster
An old gangster becomes a gang-buster. A pitcher inspires his daughters to become professional athletes. Two best friends split apart, only to separately land behind bars.
Giants, Where Have You Gone? reconnects readers to San Francisco players of the past, especially those whose lives took dramatic turns. Willie McCovey, Will Clark, Kevin Mitchell, Tito Fuentes, Jack Clark, Juan Marichal and Frank Robinson contribute to this Giants family history.
This latest edition includes a new chapter about second baseman Jeff Kent’s foray into reality television and reflections on the Giants’ 2010 and 2012 World Series championships.
By Matt Johanson and Wylie Wong. Foreword by Jon Miller.
Buy an author-signed hardcover book for $9.95, shipping and tax included.
Yosemite Epics: Tales of Adventure from America’s Greatest Playground (2011)
“In Yosemite Epics, Matt Johanson has assembled stories, told first hand by some of today’s top adventurers, of harrowing tales when they dodged a bullet in Yosemite. Strap yourself in. It’s quite a ride.” – Ron Erskine, outdoor columnist
A falling climber’s rope snaps thousands of feet above the ground. A free soloing climber, alone and unroped, attempts a terrifying do-or-die move. Two backcountry skiers awake in their tent to find themselves buried by an avalanche. A daring kayak venture helps an aging legend discover greater health and happiness.
These stories and more come to life in a collection of first-person narratives from rock, snow, ice and whitewater. Thrilling yet thoughtful, the book explains the athletes’ motivations for their ambitious outings and shares valuable lessons learned from their experiences.
Featuring tales from Steve Roper, John Bachar, Royal Robbins, Lynn Hill, Hans Florine, Peter Croft, Tommy Caldwell and more. With illustrations from Christopher Hampson.
Buy a signed copy for $16.95, shipping and tax included.
Game of My Life: San Francisco Giants (2011)
“Memories come flooding back to me as I read Game of My Life: San Francisco Giants. Matt Johanson has carefully recreated the games and, more importantly, captured the memories of the players involved. Any Giants fan will cherish this walk back through time.” – Ted Robinson, broadcaster
From the first San Francisco Giants game at Seals Stadium in 1958 through the unforgettable 2010 thrills, Game of My Life: San Francisco Giants tells the stories of the players’ favorite contests.
Felipe Alou, Will Clark, Dave Dravecky, Bob Brenly, Mike Krukow, J.T. Snow, Robb Nen and Kirk “Woody” Rueter, contribute to a unique volume of Giants history.
Buy a signed copy for $19.95, shipping and tax included.