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on March 21, 2016
This book is written by a history professor. But it is not dry or boring--not by a long shot. Jules Tygiel writes with lucid and energetic prose. He looks at how baseball and the country grew up together, from the 1850's to the year 2000, when the book was published. This is a very unique take on the National Pastime. It is a highly intelligent but also highly accessible book that should prove to be highly enjoyable to those who have an interest in baseball history.
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on October 1, 2014
Thoroughly enjoyable for the baseball fan or social historian. More about society than baseball as a game, uses "America's pastime" as a way to explore aspects of America not often treated and certainly not treated from this perspective.
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on June 4, 2015
My son had to read this for a college class. He loved it and has read it a few times for pleasure too.
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on June 16, 2013
Tygiel is brilliant, as usual. His bringing in historical and socio-cultural developments as introduction/explanation for important events in the history of baseball is carefully thought out and expressed beautifully.
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on November 19, 2013
Quick read; each chapter can indeed be read as a stand alone (as stated) and doesn't need to be read front to back.
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on July 29, 2013
This is an interesting look at history through the changes surrounding America's favorite pastime. Good gift for a baseball history fan.
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on October 15, 2009
I enjoyed this book a lot and have now used it in two book clubs. As Jules notes in his introduction, this is more a social history than baseball as such, which means that I learned a lot about what was going on in the larger society through the lens of baseball.
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on February 22, 2016
Arrived as promised
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on July 6, 2014
good
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