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The House That Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923 Paperback – April 2, 2013


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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (April 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316086088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316086080
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,491,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A fascinating tale of one of baseball's greatest moments-the emergence in 1923 of Babe Ruth and the Yankees. The research is meticulous and the writing is delightful. Get on the train with Babe and the boys. You're in for a rollicking good ride.—Johnathan Eig, author of author of Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig and Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season

The whole baseball year of 1923 is the frame for Weintraub's elegantly constructed narrative...There is no nickname ever used for a player that Weintraub overlooks nor any colorful phrase now common in baseball that he doesn't cite...a treasure for the fan who cannot get enough.—Booklist

Weintraub is a very lively writer: he makes it all fresh and newly intriguing, adding in a whiff of Damon Runyon's saltiness and introducing readers to some of the idioms of the era. Bracing and fun for all baseball buffs, whether or not fans of today's Bombers.—Library Journal

Just when you thought there were no great seasons left uncovered -- or anything new left to say about Babe Ruth -- here comes The House that Ruth Built. Robert Weintraub has resurrected the 1923 season and showed us how it changed baseball that season and every season that has followed it. A perfect match of the team, the year, and the writer.—Allen Barra, author of Yogi Berra and The Last Coach

Weintraub nicely infuses modern references...into his 1920s descriptions. The book is comprehensive, and Weintraub details everything from the construction of the stadium and the careers of Ruth and McGraw to a detailed season overview and deconstruction of the 1923 World Series.—Publisher's Weekly

About the Author

Robert Weintraub is a frequent contributor to The New York Times sports pages. He is a sports columnist for Slate, and his writing has also aired on ESPN, ABC Sports, CBS Sports, and dozens of other outlets. His second book is The Victory Season, about baseball in 1946 and the end of World War II. He lives in Decatur, Georgia.

More About the Author

Robert Weintraub lives in Decatur, Georgia, but he grew up in the large shadow cast by Yankee Stadium, in Rye, New York, and is a lifelong Yankees fan. Weintraub has written about sports for Slate, Play (the late, lamented NY Times sports magazine), ESPN.com, The Guardian, Deadspin, and many more. He is also a television producer, and has worked on programs airing on ESPN, ABC Sports, CNN International, Turner Broadcasting, Speed Channel, Discovery, and dozens of others. He has covered events large and small, from the Super Bowl, Olympic Games, and World Cup to the Dragon Boat Races in Taiwan. Weintraub has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney, and while he loves the American South (particularly its adherence to the religion of college football), he dearly misses the ocean. When not working, Weintraub has cast aside a former life that included cage diving with Great White Sharks and scaling Uluru for one of domestic tranquility with his wife Lorie and two young children. The House That Ruth Built is his first book, hopefully of many.

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FOR A PERSON WHO HAS NEVER SEEN A GAME OF BASEBALL LIKE ME BUT WATCHES A LOT ON OUR SKY TV IN NZ, ESPECIALLY THE NY YANKEES. THIS WAS A GREAT READ. BASEBALL SEEMS TO ME TO HAVE SUCH AN INTERESTING HISTORY AND THIS GUY HAS WRITTEN A WONDERFUL BOOK ON THE TOPIC. I OWN A LOT OF BASEBALL BOOKS AND THIS ONE IS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE READ AND ISN'T THE BABE AND ALL THE NY YANKEES SUCH AN INTERESTING LOT.LETS HOPE THE NY YANKEES GET THEIR PITCHING SORTED OUT FOR NEXT YEAR SO THEY CAN GO THE WHOLE WAY.
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