Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball

Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball

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by George F. Will
     
 

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“George Will on baseball. Perfect….A book of surpassing enthusiasm and intelligence.”

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Now with a new introduction, George F. Will’s classic bestseller, Men at Work, is back. The renowned author, political pundit, and diehard sports

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

 

“George Will on baseball. Perfect….A book of surpassing enthusiasm and intelligence.”

Los Angeles Times

 

Now with a new introduction, George F. Will’s classic bestseller, Men at Work, is back. The renowned author, political pundit, and diehard sports enthusiast discourses on the Great American Pastime in a work that stands with The Boys of Summer, Summer of ’49, All My Octobers, and The Glory of Their Times as one of the finest baseball books ever written. The New York Times Book Review calls it, “an excellent book about excellence,” while the St. Louis Post-Dispatch promises that, “anyone who truly loves the game…will find Men At Work thoroughly rewarding.” No doubt about it, George F. Will has hit a grand slam home run!

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
All fans will be in Will's thrall and in his debt.
Chicago Tribune
A classic that may even stand up as the best basebal book of the '90s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060973728
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x (h) x 0.86(d)
Lexile:
1130L (what's this?)

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Meet the Author

George F. Will's column appears in more than four hundred newspapers nationwide. His work also appears biweekly in Newsweek. Will is a commentator for ABC News and the author of twelve books in addition to Men at Work. He was educated at Trinity College in Connecticut, Oxford University, and Princeton University. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Men at Work 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
clifffrombrooklyn More than 1 year ago
Most baseball books are by players some by umpires but I am a fan. I am also not interested in Mickey got drunk and hit a home run. I really enjoyed Will's view (a fan's view) of baseball. The strategy, the look inside the meaning of what the untrained eye thinks is a meaningless move. What is the best count to seal on? How many ways can a runner get home from third with less than two outs. I got a real feel for why teh players do what they do. I liked baseball before but now, with this new understanding I love it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Will covers the game of baseball through the eyes of four of the best, but gets off track at times. I was expecting to be led through the minds of these great baseball players/managers, but only received this part of the time. Nonetheless, many good points and critical thoughts about the game are expressed. Keith Hernandez still holds my vote for the most in depth baseball writer around, but Will arguably places second. Worth reading for the serious fan.
dtcolex More than 1 year ago
for the baseball fan with an eye for detail and a bit of an intellectual bent
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