Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Baseball Epic
Baseball Epic: Famous and Forgotten Lives of the Dead Ball Era | Jason Novak
1 post
"From Paris Review and New Yorker cartoonist Jason Novak, a history of the scrappy beginnings of baseball, told in 101 one-sentence biographies. I like to think of the book as a visual essay that highlights a little-talked about era of baseball, and specifically the men (and some women) who played then. For the major leagues, the Negro leagues, and the Women's League. Mostly it's just little bios with a kernel of the uncanny, often followed by a tragic end of many of the people who played pro ball before it was a professions. So there are details of their non-baseball lives as well, which really makes the unspoken case for baseball as a game, as it once was, and, when you think about baseball in the context of it being "America's pastime," this really opens up doors to think about this book as a profound essay on work, class, and race in America during that era"--
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
blurb
merelybookish
post image

This never happens! I'm getting books for my birthday that I didn't buy for myself.🤩 😀🤸‍♀️🎉🎉
Love all my friends so much, near, far, and virtual. Having a great day. Thank you for all the birthday wishes!! 😘

DivineDiana That‘s great! Happy Birthday to you! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1mo
vivastory Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉👏📚 1mo
batsy That's wonderful! Happy birthday! 🎉🎂❤️📚📚 1mo
mklong Happy Birthday!! What a nice gift! 1mo
57 likes5 comments