Baseball As America: Seeing Ourselves Through Our National Game

Baseball As America: Seeing Ourselves Through Our National Game

by National Geographic, National Geographic Society
     
 

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Baseball As America examines how the American landscape, our language, literature, entertainment, food, and summertime living all bear the mark of a 19th-century game that has become intertwined with our nation's values and aspirations. Baseball As America is the official companion volume to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's unprecedented

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Baseball As America examines how the American landscape, our language, literature, entertainment, food, and summertime living all bear the mark of a 19th-century game that has become intertwined with our nation's values and aspirations. Baseball As America is the official companion volume to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's unprecedented national traveling exhibition. Features more than 200 original and archival photographs that bring the game to life on its pages. Perfect for every baseball fan, indeed every American, Baseball As America is a comprehensive panorama of the game America has grown up with.

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This beautiful book chronicles the history of America's pastime through evocative essays from writers and notables such as John Grisham, Walt Whitman, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, along with wonderful photographs and memorabilia from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The companion volume to the Hall of Fame's traveling exhibit, Baseball As America examines the depth of America's love for the sport. The illustrations, including breathtaking archival photographs are superb. Baseball as America lacks only a hot dog, a catcher’s mitt, and the cry of "Play ball!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792264644
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.55(w) x 11.15(h) x 0.95(d)

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