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- DescriptionPairing their detailed, informative research with a sophisticated anecdotal approach, Joel Zoss and John Bowman have written a fascinating, original, literate, and concise compendium of the history and issues surrounding America's national pastime. Addressed are such diverse topics as the origins of the game, the contributions of mirities and women, the evolution of umpiring, baseball's influence on literature and music, substance abuse, on- and off-field tragedy, and the game's international presence. Diamonds in the Rough is an invaluable and stimulating resource both for those who already study the game and for those who would like to learn its revealing history.
- Author BiographyNovelist Joel Zoss and historian John Bowman have collaborated on a number of baseball books, including The American and National Leagues: A Complete History and The Pictorial History of Baseball.
- Author(s)Joel Zoss,John Bowman
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication31/08/2004
- SubjectBall Games: Field & Outdoor
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content Note82 illustrations, index
- Weight601 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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