Dirk Nowitzki just got his first ring by leading the Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA Championship. But where does he rank on the all-time list of power forwards?
Nate is the Red Carpet Librarian, working to provide lifelong support services to the Topeka and Shawnee County area, while also working closely with the library's sports collection. He is a Dad, sports enthusiast, history buff, and loves to read adventure novels as well as sports and historical non-fiction.
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Hey Topeka sports fans, welcome to the new sports blog here at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
Join Nate as he offers anecdotes and insight from the viewpoint of a brand new Dad. In this installment he talks about the incredible love a parent feels for their new baby.
Nate: Today, we’re discussing the book, “Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth” by Andrew Smith. I have to say, Dave, I found the concept of this book to be fascinating. Smith, after having some discussion with a couple of the astronauts who went to the moon, and after hearing of the [...]
Dave: Today we’re discussing the book, “The Best Game Ever: Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL”, by Mark Bowden. The game the book focuses on, the 1958 NFL Championship Game, has been labeled the greatest game ever played by many people for decades. It was the first professional football game to [...]
Nate: Hi everyone, today we’re discussing the book “Hunting Eichmann”, by Neal Bascomb, which focuses on the search for the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in the years following World War II. I have to say, Dave, I didn’t know a lot of the details surrounding Eichmann, the search for him, and the way he was actually [...]
Dave: Today we’re talking about the book, “Einstein: His Life and Universe”, by Walter Isaacson. First of all, one of the reasons this particular biography of Albert Einstein stood out to me was because of the author. I read Isaacson’s biography of Benjamin Franklin and was impressed with his writing style and treatment of history. [...]
Nate: Today we’re talking about the book “When the Game Was Ours” by Magic Johnson & Larry Bird with Jackie MacMullen. I’ll start off by saying that one of the things that stood out to me the most in this book was the dynamic between Bird and Magic, how competitive they were with one another, [...]
When traveling to Las Vegas, visitors have the opportunity to take in a show, shop, visit the slot machines, and eat at a number of different restaurants. The next time you travel to the southern Nevada desert, however, I encourage you to not only take in the bright lights of the strip and downtown Las Vegas, but also [...]
Any trip to our nation’s capital is going to be largely spent on the vast, two mile long mall which stretches from the Lincoln Memorial, past the Washington Monument, and all the way to the U.S. Capitol Building. Visitors to the mall have the opportunity to explore these national treasures, the museums of the Smithsonian, [...]
No visit to our nation’s capital, or the northeast corner of Virginia, would be complete without a trip to Manassas National Battlefield Park, site of two important Civil War battles. Located just south of Interstate 66, the town of Manassas is only about 25 miles southwest of the city limits of Washington D.C., and has not just [...]