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The crowd sounds happy : a story of love, madness, and baseball

Author: Nicholas Dawidoff
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Growing up in a doomed hometown with a missing father and a single mother, Nicholas Dawidoff listened to baseball every night on his bedside radio, the professional ballplayers gradually becoming the men in his life. A portrait of a childhood shaped by a stoical, enterprising mother, a disturbed, dangerous father, the private world of baseball, and the awkwardness of first love, The Crowd Sounds Happy is the moving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Nicholas Dawidoff; Nicholas Dawidoff
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Dawidoff
ISBN: 9780307377524 0307377520 9780307377524 0307377520
OCLC Number: 233578097
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Relievers --
Game called on account of darkness --
Things first --
The killer inside me --
Safe havens --
Flushing --
Adventures in the Loss Column --
Parade's end --
Grief --
My city in ruin --
Next to love --
Leaving.
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Growing up in a doomed hometown with a missing father and a single mother, Nicholas Dawidoff listened to baseball every night on his bedside radio, the professional ballplayers gradually becoming the men in his life. A portrait of a childhood shaped by a stoical, enterprising mother, a disturbed, dangerous father, the private world of baseball, and the awkwardness of first love, The Crowd Sounds Happy is the moving tale of a spirited boy's coming-of-age in troubled times. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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