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This book had just atrocious research and editing, and was not a very compelling read in the first place.
I also get the impression the author may not be a baseball fan, or at least he tries too hard to explain the vagaries of baseball to those who aren't fans.
In the end, Kurlansky does not do enough to demonstrate how "baseball changed the Dominican town of San Pedro de Macoris."
The Eastern Stars is more a history of the Dominican Republic than a baseball book, but as author Mark Kurlansky clearly demonstrates, for the last 40 years or so the history of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by DWD's Reviews
I have to agree with many of the reviewers who criticized the editing and fact-checking. As a huge fan of Kurlansky's writing, I found this book tedious at times, rambling,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by WoollyB
Kurlansky seems to know the Dominican Republic and San Pedro de Macorís, but the book makes me wonder whether he resented having to use baseball as the hook for the history... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Josh C.
I really love this book. However, there is some typos and some inexact informations such as how many championships Las Estrellas Orientales have and some others such as places. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Scarlett Rosado
The book was interesting enough until I hit the appendix. As noted in other reviews, it is rife with inaccuracies. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Matt Steible
I am really interested in this topic and in many ways this was an informative book, but like other reviewers I am baffled by the inclusion of recipes, by very basic baseball... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kurtis Scaletta
5 stars I loved joe the llama
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I'm a big fan of Kurlanksy's work; Salt and 1968 are two of my all-time favorite books, and I greatly enjoyed Cod, The Big Oyster, and The Basque History of the World as well. Read morePublished on November 8, 2012 by All-access Customer