Eddie Elias: PBA Founder merchandised sports, corporate, TV worlds
Learn Why Everyone Loved Eddie Elias!
Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 , 168 pages.
$14.95 + s/h
The anxiously awaited biography of the ever-popular sports agent and merchandiser is back from the printer. Eddie Elias: PBA Founder merchandised sports, corporate, TV worlds, is now available from better bookstores, Amazon.com and direct from the publisher.
Author Jane Richardson, known around the world for her well-researched books, gives the reader an in-depth look at Eddie, from his early childhood through high school, the University of Akron and Western Reserve Law School, and into the varied worlds of sports management, television and radio.
Through the eyes and words of over 270 friends, family members and business associates learn about the creation of the Professional Bowlers Association and how Eddie turned the sport into the fourth longest continuing sports series on network TV. Eddie truly turned bowling from blue collar to million dollar.
Always looking for a challenging opportunity, Eddie didn't stop with just one sport as many will recall playing with or watching him on the basketball court, baseball diamonds and football fields. Others joined him on the golf courses, and all will remember his sparkling smile and his winsome humor.
Golfing great Chi Chi Rodriguez summed it up: "There are no words that can describe or express the greatness of the Big E."
What Others are Saying about Eddie Elias
"This book has to be written. The world must learn about Eddie, if they don't already know him."
"There are no words that can describe or express the greatness of The Big E."
— Chi Chi Rodriguez, Golf Professional
About the author
Jane Richardson has had a full and varied career as a travel consultant, photographer, author, lecturer, and artist, in addition to being a wife and mom.
She has traveled 25 times through India since 1969, living with people in all walks of life, from village huts to palaces of north and south. Her background is obviously broad and varied. She has also designed tour packages and escorted numerous tour groups, some of one-month duration, with the added "job" of discussing family life, customs, religions, etc.
She is able to astutely "read" her fellow man. This made friends from "the poorest of the poor," to Prime Ministers, Presidents, and earned her a membership into the oldest royal family in the world.
Richardson's experiences are evident by her books' authentic details and excellent descriptions. The Deccan Chronicle wrote: "She is really interested in knowing and staying with ordinary people." The magazine "Andhra Pradesh" also wrote: "Mrs. Richardson is a shrewd reader of men and penetrating observer."\
Richardson's talents again shine in Eddie Elias. She has written twelve books, including four on India and five biographies.
Richardson lives in Stow, Ohio.
Eddie Elias: PBA Founder Merchandised Sports, Corporate, TV Worlds by Jane Richardson
Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-1-879403-17-8, 1-879403-17-X