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The Cambridge Companion to Baseball free pdf 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.

About Leonard Cassuto

Leonard Cassuto is Professor of English at Fordham University. Stephen Partridge is Assistant Professor of English at the University of British Columbia.

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Author : Leonard Cassuto
Publisher : Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
Data Published : 28 July 2011
ISBN : 0511974256
EAN : 9780511974250
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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