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Knocking on Heaven's Door: Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream
In Knocking on Heavenís Door, national award-winning writer Marty Dobrow reveals the contradictory culture of minor league baseball. The minors present a Rockwellian slice of Americana -- but also a cauldron of ruthless competition, where a teammateís success is often bad news, and his injury is cause for quiet celebration.

Going Bigtime: The Spectacular Rise of UMass Basketball
In the 1980s, UMass was among the worst programs in college basketball. Under John Calipari, the Minutemen became one of the best in the 1990s. In Going Bigtime, Marty Dobrow explores the pros and cons of this astonishing turnaround: the electric interest, the economic windfall, the profound loss of innocence.

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"It took an extraordinary writer in Marty Dobrow to ... deliver this remarkable story."
--Dan Wetzel, national columnist, Yahoo! Sports
"Dobrow ... engagingly recounts hoop tribulations and triumphs at the University of Massachusetts."
--Sports Illustrated

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