- Gebundene Ausgabe
- Verlag: William Morrow & Co; Auflage: New Enl Su (August 1984)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0688039014
- ISBN-13: 978-0688039011
- Verpackungsabmessungen: 20,6 x 14,2 x 3,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 29 Kundenrezensionen
The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – August 1984
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The voices of the game's distant past continue to reverberate with a distinct freshness in Lawrence S. Ritter's The Glory of Their Times. An oral history of the game in the first two decades of the century, Glory sends out its impressive roster of players to tell their own stories, and what stories they tell--the story of their times as well as of their game; the scorecard includes Rube Marquard, Babe Herman, Stan Coveleski, Smoky Joe Wood, and Wahoo Sam Crawford. A delight from cover to cover, Glory is the next best thing to having been there in the days when the ball may have been dead, but the personalities were anything but. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Audio CD.
"Almost perfect . . . a vivid, gentle, and humorous narrative, accompanied by marvelous photographs."-- Roger Angell, "The New Yorker"Quite simply the best sports book in recent memory."-- Wilfrid Sheed, "The New York Times Book Review""The Glory of Their Times will be around as long as baseball."-- Nelson Algren"I could happily reread every summer for the rest of my life that greatest of all baseball books, "The Glory of Their Times."-- Stephen Jay Gould, "The New York Times Book Review"Warm, happy, exciting . . . It has been a long time since I enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed "The Glory of Their Times. . . The day after I finished it I started reading it all over again."-- Ted Williams"Easily the best baseball book ever produced by anyone."-- "Cleveland Plain Dealer"There's not a dull moment in the whole book."-- "The Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer" . . . It is a very readable, enjoyable chronicle of the six or seven decades of the game that preceded what is often referred to as the modern era. It can easily be enjoyed by anyone who likes good writing, interesting characters and has just a passing knowledge of the game."-- Pete Reynolds, "The Chicago Star"The single best baseball book of all time."-- Red Barber -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Audio CD.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Packed with stories from legends Goose Goslin, Harry Hooper, Joe Wood, Hank Greenberg, Sam Crawford and others the spirit of baseball past comes to life. Ritter's ability to bring baseball alive is nothing short of spectacular.
Probably the best baseball book I have ever read, The Glory of Their Times, is more than a amazing collection of stories. You'll read about how baseball has transformed from a love of the game to love of money.
Each story has so much packed into it that I found myself re-reading each chapter just to make sure I got everything. I am so very proud that I have had the opportunity to read and review this extraordinary work on baseball. Thank you so very much Lawrence Ritter!
Lawrence Ritter interviews over 20 of the early days greatest players and bring to life the game we call the national pastime. The 4 cd collection gives you an opportunity to see baseball in its purest form.
You'll hear from Chief Meyers, Rube Marquard, Lefty O'Doul, Sam Crawford just to name a few. You'll listen to the men who played the game tell the story of how baseball was meant to be played.
The cd version brings out stories about Shoeless Joe, Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Babe Ruth and so many others. The cost of $39.95 is nothing compared to the everlasting memories you'll have. You'll listen to them over and over again!
This book is superb for its baseball stories, but it is more than that. The men in its pages talk about what it was like to be young and alive in America at the turn of the century. You don't even have to LIKE baseball to enjoy this book, but it certainly helps.
Jacques Barzun has said that someone who wants to understand America must learn baseball. In the movie "Field of Dreams," James Earl Jones says, the one constant in America has been baseball. To understand what they're talking about, you must buy and read this book. And you'll enjoy yourself while doing so.
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