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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Har/DVD edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312642741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312642747
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This beautifully illustrated 176-page coffee-table style book captures the feel and spirit of Fenway Park ... the book includes over 200 images, including many from the archives of the Boston Public Library - as well as rarely seen artifices and memorabilia from the decades of events held in Fenway." - Boston Sports Media Watch

"Not simply a love letter to the old ball yard. Wisnia naturally revels in all the good times and feelings so many Bostonians have experienced within its confines ... but balances his perspective by noting some of the more challenging times the facility and the team have experienced." The Hardball Times

"An in-depth, stunning and engaging look at 'America's Most Beloved Ballpark' ... captures the very essence of Fenway Park and Boston baseball by looking back at Fenway's construction, Red Sox legends, taking a trip inside the famous Green Monster and sharing the passion that is so evident in Sox fans everywhere." - NESN.com

"A top-notch job."—SportsofBoston.com

"A must read for all baseball fans."—ThroughtheFenceBaseball.com

"An in-depth, stunning and engaging look at ‘America’s Most Beloved Ballpark’."—NESN

"A terrific look at one of baseball's grandest cathedrals and one of its most famous teams."—HardBallTimes.com

About the Author

SAUL WISNIA is a former sports and news correspondent for The Washington Post and feature writer for The Boston Herald who is now a senior publications editor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has authored, co-authored or otherwise contributed to numerous books on Boston baseball history, and his essays and articles have also appeared in Sports Illustrated, Red Sox Magazine, and The Boston Globe. He lives 6.78 miles from Fenway Park in Newton, MA.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By E on October 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I've worked at Fenway Park for 3 years, and I have a collection of 24 books all on the Red Sox on my bookshelf. Fenway Park the Centennial is definitely one of the best! If you're a Red Sox fan, or just a fan of baseball this is a great book to have.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Stevens229 on September 29, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I just got this a a gift for a baseball-obsesed relative. it's a great look back at the history of baseball's coziest ballpark. It's well-written, with lots of interesting nuggets and stories.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth, Illustrator & Bibliophile on November 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
An ideal size and attractive cover drew me to this book, but the writing kept me IN it. As an off-again on-again baseball fan, but a lover of all things Boston, I had decided I needed to educate myself about the mystique of Fenway Park, the origin of "Yawkey" and other Boston oddities. Saul Wisnia explains all with humor and intelligence, as well as a thorough grasp of Fenway's history and the significance of this grand old stadium to Boston. I started reading it in a cafeteria and finally had to stop... because they were closing! The book is beautifully designed, with call-out quotes and asides, boxed comments, and great historical photos and miscellanea. Its size is perfect for reading or as a gift; not too big or too heavy. All things are Just Right. Thank you Saul! I am a convert. ~ Elizabeth T.Fenway Park:The Centennial: 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dave Beksha on November 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I have given several of Saul's books as gifts to my sports & Red Sox fan friends and family. Saul's books are must have's. The writing is terrific and the pictures are gorgeous!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert D. Crowley on April 26, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book is a work of art. the amount of detail, facts, interesting stories and beautiful pictures of one of the cathedrals of baseball is phenomenal. If you or a family member or friend loves the Red Sox, baseball or art, buy this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Johnston on October 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I have been a diehard Red Sox fan since my Dad took me to an Oriole daylight doubleheader back in 1962. Witnessed "The Monster" pitch relief (which seemed game after game after game) with such a presence it had to be intimidating to opposing hitters. Watched the 67' incredible season unfold and listened to the World Series day games with St Louis on a transistor radio under my Mr Roger's caridgan sweater (ear plugdown the sleeve) in 9th grade homeroom. Bob Gibson was incredible..Jim Lonberg almost got him on 2 days rest in game 7. This Book resurrected a treasure of memories for me..the CD narrated by Fisk is an added bonus and we hushed everyone so we could hear every word. This book is a must in any Red Sox Fan's bookcase...for that matter if you are just a fan of baseball and the ballparks that have survived the purges of the 80's..pick this one up...you will glad you did.

Well done Saul

Mike J
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Harkins on December 3, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Well-researched with great pictures. The DVD is a great feature it complements but doesn't supplement. I particularly liked the inclusion of the non-baseball aspects of Fenway. A great deal.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By BDGBassplayer on January 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My son is a huge Sox fan, and I (not having grown up in Boston) have come to really enjoy the team. Baseball is one of the bonds that my son and I share, and we're going to the 100th anniversary game for his birthday. I also wanted to get him a book for posterity. So I reviewed all the centennial books, and this is by the far the most meaningful one out there. You can sense the author's passion for the Sox and Fenway Park. He retells the history in a personal way that will appeal to young and old alike. I am looking forward to reading this book over and over.
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More About the Author

Saul Wisnia is a former sports and news correspondent at The Washington Post and feature writer at The Boston Herald who is now a senior publications editor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has authored, co-authored, or otherwise contributed to numerous books on Boston and general baseball history, and his articles and essays have appeared in Sports Illustrated, Red Sox Magazine, Boston Magazine, and The Boston Globe. His interests run beyond the diamond, however, as has also co-written an acclaimed book on spinal cord injury rehabilitation and worked with best-selling business authors such as Tom Peters in the preparation of their manuscripts. Wisnia lives 5.94 miles from Fenway Park in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife, two kids, and Wally (the cat, not the Green Monster). Check out Wisnia's latest Fenway Park Reflections or share your own at http://saulwisnia.blogspot.com/





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