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Posted August 26, 2012
Anonymous 6/1/2012 is unquestionably mistaken. First of all, the
Anonymous 6/1/2012 is unquestionably mistaken. First of all, the book is
well-sized but it can most certainly fit on a normal coffee table if
your coffee table is larger than a TV dinner tray. Second, the book's
size is one of its most appealing characteristics. The pictures are
gorgeous and especially vivid BECAUSE the pages are well-sized (although
they're not susceptible to tearing - perhaps this reviewer just has a
hyper-aggressive personality that leaves him or her prone to tearing
pages). Hearing someone complain about the pictures in a coffee table
book being too big and vivid is laughable. This criticism is akin to
hearing a pitching coach complain that his starting pitcher throws too
many 99 mile-per-hour strikes on the edge of the strike zone, or the
reader of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue complain that his models
are too beautiful - that's a clown critique, bro. And as for this
nitpicking reviewer's equally-wayward interpretation of the text, the
history presented in this book is thorough, honest, and
meticulously-detailed. Perhaps it was opposite day when this reviewer
was composing his or her thoughts, because that's the only way he or she
could have found the text "extremely thin." The text provides
a more-than-excellent retelling of the ballpark's history. Figures from
throughout Fenway history have been interviewed and cited to give a
behind-the-scenes look at the ballpark's first century, and the essays
are by and large terrific. From reading Carl Yastrzemski describe his
learning how to play the left-field wall, or getting Babe Parilli's
first-hand account of playing on the Fenway gridiron, or reading James
Taylor's recollections of performing the National Anthem before some of
Fenway's biggest games, I couldn't put it down! If that sort of material
is considered boring, Mr. or Mrs. Haughty Reviewer, then please sign me
up for more boring, overly-vivid books like this one.
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Posted September 22, 2012
Pictures are so real!
Bought this book for my husband. He loved it!! He felt as though he were sitting right in Fenway Park. Pictures seem to "pop" off the page. Coloring, everything is unbelievable!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 17, 2012
I bought this book for my mother and she loves it. My husband and I then borrowed it and we haven't been able to put it down - amazing pictures and great testimonials, starting with Stephen King's foreword. Whether you're a Red Sox fan, a baseball fan, or a reader looking for a book on one of America's great structures, you have to check this out!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 16, 2012
Can't recommend it enough - the ultimate Fenway book!
First off, the pictures are amazing; I've read many Fenway/Red Sox books, and this one is full of shots that I had never seen before. The book's double-truck spreads in particular will blow you away. There are also some great essays in the book from Red Sox greats, entertainers, historians, writers and others who give great perspectives on the park's history. From start to finish, this book covers the complete history of Fenway Park: not just great baseball moments, but non-baseball athletics (including football, hockey, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, boxing and wrestling), political gatherings and other civic events. "Fenway Park: 100 Years" promises to tell the official, definitive history of Fenway, and it delivers - you won't regret buying it!
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Posted February 16, 2012
Outstanding book with amazing photos!!!
This is one of the best coffee table books I've ever seen - it has incredible photos and really interesting text with the whole history of Fenway Park. There are great baseball photos, along with other materials like concerts, other sports, and even political and civic rallies. If you like baseball and sports stadiums, you should definitely buy this book, even if you're not a Red Sox fan. Wow!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.