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Dr. Harvey Frommer on Sports

Sports Book Review

"100 Baseball Icons," "Not Without Hope"

As Opening Day approaches it seems an avalanche of baseball tomes in all sizes, all shapes, all prices and all quality levels are there for the reading and for placing on your library shelf.

Herewith, some more  . . . 

"100 Baseball Icons"  by Terry Heffernan, Kit Hinrichs and Delphine Hirasuna (Ten Speed, $19.95, 112 pages) is a high priced project with very little to read and a lot to look at as the trio responsible for the book were given unlimited access to the Hall of Fame's archives. Given the access, they could have come up with many more unique items than they present in their book with the misleading title: "100 Baseball Icons."

"Not Without Hope" by Nick Schuyler and Jere Longman, $25.99, 246 pages) is the behind the scenes story of the death of three friends, NFL football players, and the personal trainer Nick Schuyler, left to tell the  sad tale. The U.S. Coast Guard saved Schuyler's life but the others lost theirs in this tragedy when their 21-foot boat flipped 35 miles off the coast of Florida, February 28, 2009.  A MUST READ.

UPCOMING: "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu" - - John Updike on Ted Williams" from the Library of America -  a special edition on the 50th anniversary of the leave taking of "the Kid."

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About the Author:

Harvey Frommer is in his  38th year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to acclaim in 2011.  The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One. 

His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today, Men's Heath, The Sporting News, among other publications.

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Harvey Frommer along with his wife, Myrna Katz  Frommer are the authors of five critically acclaimed oral/cultural histories, professors at Dartmouth  College, and travel writers who specialize in cultural history, food, wine, and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. 

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