The Phillies Reader / Edition 2

The Phillies Reader / Edition 2

by Richard Orodenker
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Temple University Press
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The Phillies Reader / Edition 2

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592133987
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2005
Edition description: 1
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction—Rodney E. Hero and Christina Wolbrecht
Part I. Diversity Within and Across Groups
Introduction—Alvin B. Tillery, Jr.
2. From Nominal to Ordinal: Reconceiving Racial and Ethnic Hierarchy in the United States—Jennifer Hochschild
3. Reviving Group Consciousness—Dennis Chong and Reuel Rogers
4. Bringing Outsiders In: Questions of Immigrant Incorporation—Michael Jones-Correa
Part II. Mediating Institutions
Introduction—Christina Wolbrecht
5. Social Movements as Mechanisms for Political Inclusion—Anne N. Costain
6. Race, Parties, and Democratic Inclusion—Paul Frymer
7. Race, Ethnicity, and Electoral Mobilization—Jan E. Leighley
8. Political Parties, Minorities, and Elected Office: Comparing Opportunities for Democratic Inclusion in the U.S. and Britain—Miki Caul Kittilson and Katherine Tate
9. Political Institutions and Incorporation of Immigrants—Kristi Andersen and Elizabeth F. Cohen
Part III. Governing Institutions
Introduction—Peri Arnold and Rodney E. Hero
10. Splintering Citizenship and the Prospects for Democratic Inclusion—Susan Clarke
11. School Boards and the Politics of Education Policy: Downstream Consequences of Structure—Kenneth J. Meier
12. A Tangled Legacy: Federal Courts and Struggles for Democratic Inclusion—George Lovell and Michael McCann
13. The Representation of Racial Interests in the U.S. Congress—David T. Canon
14. The American Presidency and the Politics of Democratic Inclusion—Patricia Conley
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