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    DescriptionA philosophical musing on sports and play, this wholly inspiring and utterly charming reissue of Bart Giamatti's long-out-of-print final book, "Take Time for Paradise," puts baseball in the context of American life and leisure. Giamatti begins with the conviction that our use of free time tells us something about who we are. He explores the concepts of leisure, American-style. And in baseball, the quintessential American game, he finds its ultimate expression. "Sports and leisure are our reiteration of the hunger for paradise- for freedom untrammeled." Filled with pithy truths about such resonant subjects as ritual, self-betterment, faith, home, and community, "Take Time for Paradise" gives us much more than just baseball. These final, eloquent thoughts of "the philosopher king of baseball" (Seattle Weekly) are a joyful, reverent celebration of the sport Giamatti loved and the country that created it.

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    Take Time for Paradise
    Americans and Their Games
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A Bartlett Giamatti, By (author) Jon Meacham
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781608192243
    ISBN 10: 1608192245

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    DC22: 306.483
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    LC classification: GV706.5 .G53 2011
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    Edition statement
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    15 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    A. Bartlett Giamatti served as commissioner of Major League Baseball from April 1, 1989, until his death on September 1, 1989. He had previously been the president of the National League, starting in 1986. He was a scholar of the English Renaissance at Yale University, a beloved professor, and later became its youngest president.