The Cambridge Companion to Baseball (Hardback)
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The Cambridge Companion to Baseball (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 21/02/2011
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Baseball is much more than a game. As the American national pastime, it has reflected the political and cultural concerns of US society for over 200 years, and generates passions and loyalties unique in American society. This Companion examines baseball in culture, baseball as culture, and the game's global identity. Contributors contrast baseball's massive, big-business present with its romanticized origins and its evolution against the backdrop of American and world history. The chapters cover topics such as baseball in the movies, baseball and mass media, and baseball in Japan and Latin America. Between the chapters are vivid profiles of iconic characters including Babe Ruth, Ichiro and Walter O'Malley. Crucial moments in baseball history are revisited, ranging from the 1919 Black Sox gambling scandal to recent controversies over steroid use. A unique book for fans and scholars alike, this Companion explains the enduring importance of baseball in America and beyond.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521761826
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"It seems like the entire history of baseball is packed into this one book - and without a wasted word. It's tremendously enjoyable - the perfect companion." - Jim Bouton, former New York Yankees Pitcher and author of Ball Four.
"Written for the casual and passionate fan alike, The Cambridge Companion to Baseball acknowledges baseball's two pasts and lays out a rich cultural, historical and sociological record of the national pastime." -Miles Doyle, FCRH '01, FORDHAM
"The Cambridge Companion to baseball is more hit than miss, however, and there is something in this book that will satisfy everyone - from the baseball novice to the lifelong student of the game." --Canadian Journal of History/Annales

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