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A. Bartlett Giamatti served as commissioner of Major League
Baseball from April 1, 1989, until his death on September 1, 1989. He
had previously been the president of
the National League, starting in 1986. He was a scholar of the English
Renaissance at Yale University, a beloved professor, and later became
its youngest president.
It's a must-read for any baseball-bred sports fan.
A Bartlett's above (far above I mean) me in writing in his style is a little hard to get used to ... and the book itself is short - 94 pages w/o his son's Afterword.
Helps you understand how games say more about who we are than just about anything we do.
Mr. Giamatti was a university professor and Commissioner of Baseball. In Take Time for Paradise he writes more as a professor than as titular conscience of baseball. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Daniel Lang
Great book about American's and the reason sport is important to our overall psyche. Particular emphasis on baseball and it's spot on. Good for all, not just sports lovers. Read morePublished 8 months ago by BlueOrangex2
A Bartlett's above (far above I mean) me in writing in his style is a little hard to get used to ... and the book itself is short - 94 pages w/o his son's Afterword. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jim Moore
When a piece of sports writing references, in the first few pages of the first chapter, Shakespeare, Thomas Carlyle, historian Allen Guttman, and Welsh metaphysical poet Henry... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Andrew S. Rogers
As always Doris Kearns Goodwin does a great job writing. It was nice to get a glimpse
of a real person's view of the importance of the National Past- time.
Baseball fans can be divided into two types, those who are exasperated at attempts to make over-arching abstract observations about the game and those who see baseball as a... Read morePublished on October 12, 2011 by Mary Drew
Take Time for Paradise is a really Interesting read. There are three parts to the book and being approx. 130 pages it is a relatively quick read. Read morePublished on August 1, 2011 by iluvEdwardCullen
Bart Giamatti was an amazing man and a wonderful writer. Former president of Yale University and Commissioner of major league baseball, he had a unique and appealing vision of... Read morePublished on September 21, 2008 by Diana