Baseball Americana

Baseball Americana : Treasures from the Library of Congress

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Baseball, the sport that helped reunify the country in the years after the Civil War, remains the national pastime. The Library of Congress houses the world's largest baseball collection, documenting the history of the game and providing a unique look at America since the late 1700s. Now Baseball Americana presents the best of the best from that treasure trove. From baseball's biggest stars to its street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and Little League games, the book examines baseball's hardscrabble origins, rich cultural heritage, and uniquely American character.

The more than three hundred and fifty fabulous illustrations feature first-generation photographic and chromolithographic baseball cards; photographs of famous players and ballparks; and newspaper clippings, cartoons, New Deal photographs, and baseball advertisements. Packed with images that will surprise and thrill even the most expert collector, Baseball Americana is a gift for every baseball fan.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 230 x 289 x 17mm | 1,152g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061625469
  • 9780061625466
  • 2,206,912

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"One of the most seductively designed books about the sport to come our way. ... A book like this, so rich and deep in material. ... brings baseball history to multifaceted life and reminds us that baseball is the sport that celebrates its history more than any other. ... This book itself is a form of time-traveling -- a pleasurable, often surprising and aesthetic trip."--San Diego Union-Tribune
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