An anthology of some of the best writing about the up-and-down history of the Philadelphia Phillies, this updated paperback edition features several new essays-including one about Citizens Bank Park-and the team's recent history. The stories herein provide fans with some of the best sportswriting about the woes and triumphs of Phillies baseball.
The Phillies Reader features essays on the athletic achievements of such legendary players as Chuck Klein, Richie Ashburn, Dick Allen, and Mike Schmidt; the political turmoil surrounding the "ok" from manager Ben Chapman to "ride" Jackie Robinson about the color of his skin; the bizarre shooting of Eddie Waitkus; the heroics of the Whiz Kids; the heartbreak of '64; and the occasional triumphs and frequent travails of controversial managers Gene Mauch, Frank Lucchesi, and Danny Ozark. It asks why fans boo great players such as Del Ennis, but forgave Pat Burrell for his horrendous 2003 slump.
Featuring essays by Red Smith, Pete Dexter, Roger Angell, and James Michener, among others, The Phillies Reader presents a compendium of Phillies literature that reveals what it is that makes legends.
|Publisher:||Temple University Press|
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Table of Contents
Part I. Diversity Within and Across Groups
IntroductionAlvin B. Tillery, Jr.
2. From Nominal to Ordinal: Reconceiving Racial and Ethnic Hierarchy in the United StatesJennifer Hochschild
3. Reviving Group ConsciousnessDennis Chong and Reuel Rogers
4. Bringing Outsiders In: Questions of Immigrant IncorporationMichael Jones-Correa
Part II. Mediating Institutions
5. Social Movements as Mechanisms for Political InclusionAnne N. Costain
6. Race, Parties, and Democratic InclusionPaul Frymer
7. Race, Ethnicity, and Electoral MobilizationJan E. Leighley
8. Political Parties, Minorities, and Elected Office: Comparing Opportunities for Democratic Inclusion in the U.S. and BritainMiki Caul Kittilson and Katherine Tate
9. Political Institutions and Incorporation of ImmigrantsKristi Andersen and Elizabeth F. Cohen
Part III. Governing Institutions
IntroductionPeri Arnold and Rodney E. Hero
10. Splintering Citizenship and the Prospects for Democratic InclusionSusan Clarke
11. School Boards and the Politics of Education Policy: Downstream Consequences of StructureKenneth J. Meier
12. A Tangled Legacy: Federal Courts and Struggles for Democratic InclusionGeorge Lovell and Michael McCann
13. The Representation of Racial Interests in the U.S. CongressDavid T. Canon
14. The American Presidency and the Politics of Democratic InclusionPatricia Conley
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