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Baseball : an illustrated history

Author: Geoffrey C Ward; Ken Burns; et al
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, ©1994.
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530 illustrations in text Best Books for Young Teen Readers. A history of the game, published in conjunction with a PBS documentary, with essays, facts, & over 500 photos. This is an incredible book for the baseball fan & for anyone interested in the social history of America as reflected in a sport. It is filled with wonderful photographs. Students will want to browse through the memorabilia of baseball & read  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
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Ward, Geoffrey C.
Baseball.
New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1994
(OCoLC)756424719
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey C Ward; Ken Burns; et al
ISBN: 0679404597 9780679404590
OCLC Number: 29218866
Description: xxv, 486 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Preface: Where memory gathers --
Introduction: Hard lines / Roger Angell --
1st inning: Our game : beginnings to 1900 ; Why baseball / John Thorn --
2nd inning: Something like a war : 1900-1910 ; Stats / Bill James --
3rd inning: The faith of fifty million people : 1910-1920 ; The minors / David Lamb --
4th inning: That big son of a bitch : 1920-1930 ; The church of baseball / Thomas Boswell --
5th inning: Shadow ball : 1930-1940 ; Why would you feel sorry for me? / an interview with Buck O'Neil ; Thirties baseball / Robert W. Cramer --
6th inning: The national pastime : 1940-1950 ; Fan / Doris Kearns Goodwin --
7th inning: The capital of baseball : 1950-1960 ; Fifties baseball / George F. Will ; 8th inning: A whole new ball game : 1960-1970 ; Baseball and African American life / Gerald Early --
9th inning: Home : the modern era ; Always right on time / Daniel Okrent.
Responsibility: narrative by Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary filmscript by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns ; preface by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; with an introduction by Roger Angell ; contributions by John Thorn ... [et al.].
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530 illustrations in text Best Books for Young Teen Readers. A history of the game, published in conjunction with a PBS documentary, with essays, facts, & over 500 photos. This is an incredible book for the baseball fan & for anyone interested in the social history of America as reflected in a sport. It is filled with wonderful photographs. Students will want to browse through the memorabilia of baseball & read about the evolution of the game. For the most part, the chapters focus on decades & look at every aspect of the game, including the rules, players, owners, facilities, & fans. This is the companion book to the PBS television series. Bibliography & index.

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