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Why Baseball Matters

Why Baseball Matters
 

A best-selling author and passionate baseball fan takes a tough-minded look at America's most traditional game in our twenty-first-century culture of digital distraction

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ISBN 9780300244403
Barcode 9780300244403
Published 15 May 2019 by Yale University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Jacoby, Susan
Series Why X Matters
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ISBN-13 9780300244403
ISBN-10 0300244401
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Publication Date 15 May 2019
International Publication Date 26 March 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Jacoby, Susan
Series Why X Matters
Category Baseball
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 197mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Baseball, Baseball - History - United States
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 796.357
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A best-selling author and passionate baseball fan takes a tough-minded look at America's most traditional game in our twenty-first-century culture of digital distraction

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Endearing and thought-provoking. . . . Because [Jacoby], like all baseball fans, has experienced both heartbreak and triumph-and because neither announces itself in advance-she retains the sense, almost no matter what the score, that anything can happen, because at some point in history, it has. -Samantha Power, Washington Post [A] heartfelt book. -Katherine A. Powers, Wall Street Journal Well-informed, rich in historical information, and lucidly argued, Susan Jacoby analyzes contemporary baseball which, despite the loss of younger, distracted fans and the shrinkage of African-American players, she rightly sees as our glorious pastime with a capacity to reawaken loyalty and passion among a new generation of fans. -Murray Polner, author of Branch Rickey: A Biography A fan is born! I knew nothing about baseball before reading Susan Jacoby's brilliant book, and now I'm determined to take in the next Mets game. -Louis Begley, author of Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Susan Jacoby is the author of eleven previous books, including the New York Times best-seller The Age of American Unreason, The Great Agnostic, and Alger Hiss and the Battle for History. She is a frequent contributor to national publications, including the Times and the Washington Post.

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