Cincinnati and the Big Red Machine

Cincinnati and the Big Red Machine

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In interviews with players, including Bench, Rose, Concepcion, Perez, manager Sparky Anderson, journalists, owners, and civic leaders, Walker reveals what it is that defines the Reds, and what Cincinnati as a city more

Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 16mm | 113.4g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0253213703
  • 9780253213709

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'Robert H. Walker has hit a triple. His splendid work of social history is three fine books in one. It is a valuable contribution to the history of a great city and its region. It is an illuminating chapter in the annals of American business. And, of course, it is a loving and informed new chapter in the book of baseball history.' -George F. Will, columnist and TV commentator'Walker's life's work has been the study of America. In this book about his home town and his home team he has brought his career and his roots together, combining the skills of the historian, philosopher, reporter, and commentator with the touch of a poet.' -Bob Jones, veteran Cincinnati broadcastershow more

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" ... this is the history of a surprisingly fascinating symbiosis, of as much interest to social historians as to baseball fans." Publishers Weekly " ... a sound account of a baseball team's place in the life of a community ... effectively focused on the most exciting era of a club that has meant so much to so many people." Greensboro (NC) News & Record "Any baseball buff will enjoy this entertaining look at the hey-day of the Big Red Machine." Monterey (CA) Heraldshow more

Table of contents

List of Illustrations Preface Prologue: Rose Rounding Third One Backdrop Two Setting the Stage Three The Image: Clean and Traditional Four The Needle and the Spark Five The Reds Players: On Stage at Riverfront Six After the Ball Seven The City and the Game Epilogue: Rose at Home Key to Interviews Note on Sources Indexshow more

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