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Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress

Format:  Hardcover,

240 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Oct 2009

ISBN-13: 9780061625459

ISBN-10: 0061625450

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A lavishly illustrated history of America's game, from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress

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 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 350 fabulous illustrations--many never before published--featured first-generation, vintage 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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Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Oct 2009
ISBN-13: 9780061625459
ISBN-10: 0061625450
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 240
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.25 x 11.5 x 1.0

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Review by Library Journal (2009-10-19)

This story of baseball in America from the 1870s to the 1970s as told through pictures, artifacts, and rare memorabilia from the Library of Congress (LOC). The images-ranging from baseball cards, photographs, and comics to magazine covers and artistic renderings-capture the essence of the game and how baseball and America have grown up together. Katz and Wilson McBee, formerly with the LOC-writing with Frank Ceresi (coauthor, Baseball in Washington, D.C.) and Phil Michel and Susan Reyburn, also affiliated with the LOC-take a historical perspective, connecting major historical events to baseball.

Verdict: While many images are available on the LOC web site (www.loc.gov), juxtaposing baseball's history and the artifacts creates a rich reading experience.

-Theresa Kelly Darr, Loyola Blakefield H.S., Towson, MD

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

A lavishly illustrated history of America's game, from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress

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 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 350 fabulous illustrations—many never before published—featured first-generation, vintage 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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