Collision at Home Plate: The Lives of Pete Rose and Bart Giamatti

Collision at Home Plate: The Lives of Pete Rose and Bart Giamatti

by James Reston Jr.
     
 

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Collision at Home Plate is a dual biography of Pete Rose, an uncouth but great ballplayer who suffered disgrace and imprisonment, and Bart Giamatti, the baseball commissioner so deeply shaken and bruised by the Rose scandal that he died a week after it was made public. This is the definitive book on one of the most traumatic and tragic episodes in baseball

Overview

Collision at Home Plate is a dual biography of Pete Rose, an uncouth but great ballplayer who suffered disgrace and imprisonment, and Bart Giamatti, the baseball commissioner so deeply shaken and bruised by the Rose scandal that he died a week after it was made public. This is the definitive book on one of the most traumatic and tragic episodes in baseball history.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
"Reston . . . does credit to the two most compelling figures baseball has produced in the past quarter-century."—New York Times Book Review
Chicago Tribune
"[An] uncommonly intelligent book about two fascinating, uncommon (if flawed) men."—Chicago Tribune
New York Review of Books
"It touches on some of the great themes of literature—love, waste, regret."—George Will, New York Review of Books
Sports Illustrated
"What sets Reston’s book apart . . . is his threading together of the lives of the wayward ballplayer and the commissioner who cast him out."—Sports Illustrated
Toronto Star
"Epic Americana. Reston is steady, painstaking, and controlled as he pits the scholar against the slugger."—Toronto Star
San Francisco Chronicle
"A riveting book."—San Francisco Chronicle
Red Barber
"Reston is a wonderful writer and the book is a joy to read."—Red Barber

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803289642
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

James Reston Jr. is the author of The Lone Star: The Life of John Connally and Sherman’s March and Vietnam.

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