Saying It's So

Saying It's So : A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal

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The impact and legacy of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's conspiracyshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160 x 240.8 x 27.4mm | 585.14g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252027655
  • 9780252027659

About Daniel A. Nathan

Daniel A. Nathan is an associate professor of American Studies at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.show more

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"It's so. Daniel A. Nathan's Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal brings the eye of an alert cultural critic and historian to diverse narratives of 1919 World Series and its aftermath to explore "questions about historical representation, narrative, and collective memory" and to investigate how we construct meaning. ... Saying It's So offers a superb example of the scholarly study of sport, and, hyperbole aside, it is quite possibly the best book about the Black Sox since Eliot Asinof's Eight Men Out (1963). ... Well-written and well-researched, Saying It's So is that rarity, an entertaining academic book, and it should reward students and scholars of baseball history and American popular culture." -- Trey Stecker, H-Arete "Nathan's writing is completely accessible, his arguments sound, and his conclusions dead on." --Chicago Tribune "Highly recommended." CHOICEshow more

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