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Cait Murphy's historical account of the 1908 baseball season is a gem.
I think Murphy chose this style to make the reader feel like the 1908 season is happening right now, but to me this decision seems self-consciously clever and forced.
Excellent writing style and interesting insertions of non-baseball history make this a great book to add to your library.
My Husband reads this all the time. Originally got it from the library, but had to buy a copy.Published 10 days ago by Lilly
This book "Crazy 08" had a really interesting premise to me, to read about one of the craziest years in professional baseball. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B. Adducchio
I bought this as a baseball book, and it is in the best sense. But what I found was a "slice-of-life" for 1908 which I don't think could be surpassed by an analysis of any... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amit Pieter
This was a great book about the 1908 baseball season. Although it mostly was dedicated toward the National League's crazy pennant race (American League was also crazy), it was a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by CNY Hiking
You will fall in love with baseball again after you read this book. The times were hard and exciting back in the day. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chuck Whitehead
Any Cubs fan worth his celery salt should read this book. We have so few accomplishments to cherish, yet while most of us know all about Banks, Santo, Sandberg, Grace and Dawson,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Cait Murphy's historical account of the 1908 baseball season is a gem. Her exhaustive research and detailed accounts of the pennant race between the NY Giants and Chicago Cubs... Read morePublished 11 months ago by P. Bayer
This is a truly great book. Even non-sports fans will enjoy the evocation of a different era. This is about sports and about history.Published 12 months ago by B Christine Eberly