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By Rasmi Simhan | August 17, 2000
Books on baseball and the 1814 British Invasion were awarded the Maryland Historical Society's book prize this week for helping preserve state history and culture. James H. Bready's "Baseball in Baltimore: The First 100 Years" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998) chronicles the history of Maryland baseball from the Excelsiors and the Lord Baltimores to today's Orioles. Bready, 81, is a long-time Baltimore resident and has written for The Evening Sun and The Sun since 1945. Anthony Pitch recounts the Washington battle of the War of 1812 in "The Burning of Maryland: The British Invasion of 1814" (United States Naval Institute Press, 1998)
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November 3, 2011
Young or old, rabid or casual, Baltimore Orioles fans are a little poorer today with the announcement of the death of longtime Sun staffer James Bready ("James Hall Bready," Nov. 1). A true Renaissance man, Mr. Bready brought his remarkable talents to bear in the compilation of two indelible histories of the local nine, "The Home Team" and "Baseball in Baltimore. " Just as Brooks Robinson's artistry in the field and at bat inspired the remark that he must have been sent down from a higher league, Jim Bready's mix of wit, passion, drama and love for the game, as reflected in his singular prose, likewise proved he had no equal.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,SUN STAFF | June 19, 2005
Talk about eclectic. In the basement office of the Baltimore Book Co., Chris Bready shows off a framed picture of baseball legend Rogers Hornsby (the signature is faked), a Simpsons wall clock (Homer's eyes follow a circling doughnut), and a hockey puck bearing the logo of the old Baltimore Skipjacks. "Everybody needs a place where they can keep the stuff they love the most," says Bready, 56, who has run his auction house out of this cluttered North Charles Street location for the past 16 years.
NEWS
November 2, 2011
I was saddened to read of the death of James H. Bready, a fine gentleman whom I was privileged to meet and later know through his celebrated Books and Authors column ("James Hall Bready," Nov. 1). I was and will always remain grateful that he found fit to include some of my early books in his well read and valuable column. Blaine Taylor, Towson
NEWS
April 29, 1994
An Annapolis police officer restored a bicycle to its owner early yesterday and arrested another man for robbery.Officer Joe Gruver noticed David Alexander Bready, 33, of the 1900 block of Vineyard Road walking in the first block of West Street with blood on his shirt and a swollen eye.Mr. Bready told the officer that a man had hit him in the face and stolen his bicycle.Officer Gruver spotted the suspect on the bicycle and stopped him. The man told Officer Gruver that the bike was his and that Mr. Bready had tried to steal it.The officer then asked the men the brand name of the bicycle.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 25, 1997
Boots for Baltimore is back for its 11th holiday season, a year after raising enough money to buy 2,000 pairs of boots for the homeless and working poor, mostly in Baltimore.For every $25 donated, a needy person who has filled out an order at a homeless shelter will get a new pair of boots, sold at cost by Sunny's Surplus, and a pair of free socks donated by Sunny's."We worry about people saying, 'Oh, yeah, that thing again,' " Mary Bready, a volunteer, said yesterday. "But there's still a need.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1996
It may be viewed as politically incorrect by some, but homeless men will get hard-toed work boots made in China for the 10th straight winter from Boots for Baltimore.The expected 1,400 pairs of boots are mainly for men, not women, and made in China, not the United States. "We can't please everyone," said Mary Bready. "But we do get wonderful letters of thanks from shelters and the men who get the boots."Bready is one of 10 volunteers -- nine women and one man -- from the Church of the Redeemer who make up the drive.
TRAVEL
By Special to the Sun | June 11, 2000
A MEMORABLE PLACE A mission on the Riviera By James H. Bready You can have a guidebook, speak the language, know the very street number and still be baffled. Abroad, the best help may be a friendly local stranger. Last year, my wife, Mary, and I went to Menton, on the French Riviera. Royalty used to winter there. Now Menton draws summer vacationers, too. My quest was to trace an uncle and aunt, George and Fedora Bready, a New York architect and a concert recitalist. On retirement in the mid-1920s, they had joined the international colony -- the Romanov generals, British barristers, Belgian gentry and others who had congregated there for reasons of health or politics.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | September 30, 2002
Johnny Sexton thought the framed 1969 cardboard print of the young Apollo 11 astronauts could be worth something. Bob Donaway was curious whether anyone would pay good money for a poster signed by the forgettable 1996 Philadelphia Eagles football team. Sharon Johnson wanted to know the worth of an FDR-era census form. But alas, it was all junk. They lined up yesterday morning outside Cross Street Market in Federal Hill, with their old paintings and books and paperwork, hoping to learn that trash was actually treasure.
NEWS
January 3, 1998
Small-time arrests little cause for joyWere we supposed to be thrilled by the arrest of 39 people in police drug sweep operation? I wasn't. My room mate wasn't.In the past year in our Canton neighborhood, he's had his car window smashed three times and I've had my car broken into once as well. Nearly every night, I hear a car alarm in the distance. It happens so often that when the alarm went off in my roommate's car, we ignored it at first.When I hear that there was ''a police officer on every corner'' just to catch a few losers who have a drug problem, it makes me angry.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 31, 2011
James Hall Bready, an Evening Sun editorial writer for more than three decades and originator of the "Books and Authors" column that was published in The Baltimore Sun for nearly 50 years, died Saturday of renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Homeland resident was 92. Mr. Bready, whose parents were staff members of the old Philadelphia Ledger, was born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey. He was a graduate of Woodbury High School and Moorestown Friends School, both in New Jersey.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,SUN STAFF | June 19, 2005
Talk about eclectic. In the basement office of the Baltimore Book Co., Chris Bready shows off a framed picture of baseball legend Rogers Hornsby (the signature is faked), a Simpsons wall clock (Homer's eyes follow a circling doughnut), and a hockey puck bearing the logo of the old Baltimore Skipjacks. "Everybody needs a place where they can keep the stuff they love the most," says Bready, 56, who has run his auction house out of this cluttered North Charles Street location for the past 16 years.
NEWS
By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | September 30, 2002
Johnny Sexton thought the framed 1969 cardboard print of the young Apollo 11 astronauts could be worth something. Bob Donaway was curious whether anyone would pay good money for a poster signed by the forgettable 1996 Philadelphia Eagles football team. Sharon Johnson wanted to know the worth of an FDR-era census form. But alas, it was all junk. They lined up yesterday morning outside Cross Street Market in Federal Hill, with their old paintings and books and paperwork, hoping to learn that trash was actually treasure.
FEATURES
By Rasmi Simhan | August 17, 2000
Books on baseball and the 1814 British Invasion were awarded the Maryland Historical Society's book prize this week for helping preserve state history and culture. James H. Bready's "Baseball in Baltimore: The First 100 Years" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998) chronicles the history of Maryland baseball from the Excelsiors and the Lord Baltimores to today's Orioles. Bready, 81, is a long-time Baltimore resident and has written for The Evening Sun and The Sun since 1945. Anthony Pitch recounts the Washington battle of the War of 1812 in "The Burning of Maryland: The British Invasion of 1814" (United States Naval Institute Press, 1998)
TRAVEL
By Special to the Sun | June 11, 2000
A MEMORABLE PLACE A mission on the Riviera By James H. Bready You can have a guidebook, speak the language, know the very street number and still be baffled. Abroad, the best help may be a friendly local stranger. Last year, my wife, Mary, and I went to Menton, on the French Riviera. Royalty used to winter there. Now Menton draws summer vacationers, too. My quest was to trace an uncle and aunt, George and Fedora Bready, a New York architect and a concert recitalist. On retirement in the mid-1920s, they had joined the international colony -- the Romanov generals, British barristers, Belgian gentry and others who had congregated there for reasons of health or politics.
FEATURES
By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1998
Chris Bready never had a chance.His mother was a librarian, his father a book editor. He married a librarian. He grew up in "The City That Reads." What else was there for him but books.That's what it's been about: books, books, books. And not just any old books, rather rare books, books that certain people want, sometimes passionately, even desperately -- but almost never to read.Last Monday night he was surrounded by an especially large quantity of such books, maybe 3,000 of them, all up for auction at a Timonium hotel.
NEWS
November 3, 2011
Young or old, rabid or casual, Baltimore Orioles fans are a little poorer today with the announcement of the death of longtime Sun staffer James Bready ("James Hall Bready," Nov. 1). A true Renaissance man, Mr. Bready brought his remarkable talents to bear in the compilation of two indelible histories of the local nine, "The Home Team" and "Baseball in Baltimore. " Just as Brooks Robinson's artistry in the field and at bat inspired the remark that he must have been sent down from a higher league, Jim Bready's mix of wit, passion, drama and love for the game, as reflected in his singular prose, likewise proved he had no equal.
NEWS
November 2, 2011
I was saddened to read of the death of James H. Bready, a fine gentleman whom I was privileged to meet and later know through his celebrated Books and Authors column ("James Hall Bready," Nov. 1). I was and will always remain grateful that he found fit to include some of my early books in his well read and valuable column. Blaine Taylor, Towson
NEWS
January 3, 1998
Small-time arrests little cause for joyWere we supposed to be thrilled by the arrest of 39 people in police drug sweep operation? I wasn't. My room mate wasn't.In the past year in our Canton neighborhood, he's had his car window smashed three times and I've had my car broken into once as well. Nearly every night, I hear a car alarm in the distance. It happens so often that when the alarm went off in my roommate's car, we ignored it at first.When I hear that there was ''a police officer on every corner'' just to catch a few losers who have a drug problem, it makes me angry.
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