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The Ultimate Baseball Book: The Classic Illustrated History of the World's Greatest Game
     

The Ultimate Baseball Book: The Classic Illustrated History of the World's Greatest Game

by Daniel Okrent (Editor), Harris Lewine (Editor)
 

THE ULTIMATE BASEBALL BOOK has more than lived up to its name. Spanning the complete history of the sport from the fledgling leagues in the late 1870s to the powerhouses of the 1990s and revealing in the process what a remarkable effect baseball has had on our collective experience, this is THE book for any and all baseball fans, certain to grace coffee and bedside

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THE ULTIMATE BASEBALL BOOK has more than lived up to its name. Spanning the complete history of the sport from the fledgling leagues in the late 1870s to the powerhouses of the 1990s and revealing in the process what a remarkable effect baseball has had on our collective experience, this is THE book for any and all baseball fans, certain to grace coffee and bedside tables alike. Designed with that wonderful nostalgia that the sport itself so often evokes, THE ULTIMATE BASEBALL BOOK combines timeless images with a sweeping narrative history as well as essays on various idols and icons by such heavy hitters as Red Smith, Wilfrid Sheed, Roy Blount, Jr., Tom Wicker, and Geoge Will. This new edition covers baseball through the nineties, the decade when home run records fell and the sport reclaimed its hold on America, and celebrates the national game in ultimate style.

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"Full of delicious anecdotes, one liners, and offhand information."—Bill Brashler The New York Times

"The Cadillac of baseball books." - Ken Burns

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618056682
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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Ken Burns
Ken Burns

The Cadillac of baseball books.

Meet the Author

Daniel Okrent is an editor-at-large at TIME, INC., and has published four books, including the best-selling BASEBALL ANECDOTES and NINE INNINGS: THE ANATOMY OF A BASEBALL GAME. The author resides in New York City.

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