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“Mr. Wendel engagingly presents the facts of what was a game-changing year in American history for baseball, . . .”

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“. . . brings some balance into the picture, and fans would do well to add it to their understanding of their National Game.”

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“Conspiracy of Silence offers overwhelming evidence of the effectiveness of the black press in advancing integration in this country.”

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“Save this book for a day when you really need a lift. It can be read in one sitting and will restore your faith in humanity.”

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In this carefully prepared history dominated by the larger-than-life player Babe Ruth, author Robert Fitts corrects the errors of previous books about the famous baseball tour of Japan 1934.

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Born to Run is the story of Christopher McDougall’s search for a mysterious character—one part Carlos Castenada; another part super athlete; a third bit society dropout—who had decided tha

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“One on One has a payoff on every page. Any sports fan will have a hard time putting this book down.

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“Trading Manny is, of course, about the heartbreak two fans feel when their love for baseball is betrayed.

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“Harvey Araton writes as if he is reliving his youth in the days when fans young and old lived and breathed New York Knicks basketball—the days when the garden was indeed Eden.”

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“Best American Sports Writing is a showcase for great writing and perceptive, under-the-radar stories about athletes and adventurers, the stench of a ‘bitches and ho’s’ sports culture run a

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“Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, And Lost, 1934–1961 is, in the sculpting hands of Paul Hendrickson, as dramatic, as expressive, as human as Hemingway himself was.”

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“Its familiarity and comfort level are its greatest strengths. . . . [but] we can’t help wanting more.”

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“Shawn Green takes us through the mental process with the singular clarity that once allowed him to go 6x6 with four home runs in one game. Though retired for nearly four years, Mr.

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“Sportswriter Jim Murray could write about anything.”

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When late in the 1800s the professional baseball players formed a union and set up their own league, they caused a revolution of sorts in pro ball.

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A golf course consists of 18 holes. Why? Because there are 18 shots in a bottle of Scotch whiskey, one per hole.

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It’s risky to write a book about a season spent with a sports team.

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What’s red, round, and dirty when it’s brand new? Would you believe . . . a major league baseball? You might think it’s white, right?

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For her husband’s baseball club, and for black people in Newark, Effa Brooks Manley acted in the 1930s and 40s as a goad, a responsible manager, a pest, a sexual attraction, a civil rights activist

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". . .an impressive work, abounds with new information about the formation of what Americans have long thought of as their national game . . ."

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It’s not unusual for scholars to come up with approximately the same idea at about the same time.

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Despite some writers’ claims that baseball is declining in popularity, its hold on American fans has never been more secure.

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