"ECLECTIC . . . explores the cultural significance of baseball. 'The world of baseball. -- William M. Simons, DA, Professor and former Chair of History, State University of New York at Oneonta
"PROVIDES VALUABLE NEW INSIGHTS INTO BASEBALLas sport, business, and entertainment mediumand its place in American life. -- Charles C. Alexander, PhD, Edwin L. and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor of History, Ohio University
About the Author
MARTIN J. MANNING is a research librarian in the in the Bureau of Public Diplomacy, the U.S. Department of State, which was formerly the United States Information Agency (USIA). There, among other duties, he maintains the Bureau's Public Diplomacy Historical Collection, which was created at the suggestion of the USIA director from 1961-1964, Edward R. Murrow, to answer questions on the history of USIA, its successors, and its functions. This book is an outgrowth of the knowledge the authors acquired from a combined total of over 70 years of research at USIA and in the U.S. Congress.
EDWARD J. RIELLY, Professor of English at St. Joseph's College in Maine, has taught on Western film and the history of the west for many years. He is author of several nonfiction books, including F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography (Greenwood 2005), and The 1960s (Greenwood 2003). He has also published 10 books of poetry.