New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1986. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. DJ has some wear and soiling and is price clipped. Contents include: Foreword; Lineup Cards; Sacrifice Bunts; Wild Pitches; Balks; Disputed Calls; Stolen Bases; Beanballs; Ground Rule Doubles; and Home Runs. Baseball Wit is amusing, barbed, surprising, scathing, and just plain fun. This is a collection of more than 450 wise, salty, ironic, irreverent, and above all, very funny comments on the great American game. Perfect for any baseball fan--a little book rife with smirks, chuckles, and great big belly laughs. Baseball Wit records the words of hundreds of players, managers, coaches, owners, umpires, and sportswriters as they praise and defame one another, tout themselves and put themselves down, and, in short, define in a humorous way what it means to love baseball and to compete for its rewards. Bill Adler (not to be confused with his son, Bill Adler, Jr., who is also a prolific author) has published books on a variety of subjects, he is best known for his works reflecting the wit and humor of famous people. In most cases, Adler compiles a book by selecting and editing quotations and anecdotes of noteworthy individuals. Many critics feel that he shows his readers the human side of a celebrity or politician, a side many people seldom have the opportunity to see. He usually accomplishes this goal through the use of humor. Bill Adler is the editor of four New York Times bestselling books, including The Kennedy Wit, and is also the president of Bill Adler Books, Inc., a New York literary agency whose clients have included Mike Wallace, Dan Rather, George W. Bush, Bob Dole, Larry King, and Nancy Reagan.
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Aurora, IL: Caroline House Publishers, Inc., 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 128 pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Bill Adler, who pursued his goal of conceptualizing, writing, editing, compiling and marketing hundreds of books — prompting one magazine to anoint him “the most fevered mind” in publishing. Mr. Adler achieved early success by collecting and publishing letters children had written to President John F. Kennedy. He followed up with children’s letters to Smokey Bear, Santa Claus, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and President Obama, among many others. He helped popularize novels written by political, entertainment and sports celebrities, supplying ghostwriters and even plots. He signed up beauty queens to write diet and exercise books. As an agent, his clients included Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Howard Cosell, Mike Wallace and Ralph Nader. Mr. Adler was best known for his own titles. In 1969, he compiled “The Wit & Humor of Richard Nixon” and in 1981, "The Reagan Wit."
New York: Meredith Press, 1968. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xii, 303,  pages. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Sticker residue inside front cover. Some edge soiling. The editor has been bibliographically identified as Bill Adler. Within three years of the publication of the Warren Report, it had provoked a storm of criticism, countercriticism, and controversy. Many Americans had expressed some hesitancy in accepting its conclusions. How could the Report have failed to gain the confidence of the entire world? This book hopes to clarify the situation. Without taking sides, it presents the most significant theories and arguments by the most important critics, also with counterarguments by leading defenders of the Warren Report. In addition, this book includes a number of selections encompassing a wade assortment of lesser-know theories and theorists who have made significant contributions to the Warren Report literature.