Frommer on Sports
"Baseball Americana" and other
Holiday books galore for all kinds of sporting tastes
are in stores, on-line and in libraries all for the reading. They
range from big and beautiful coffee table clutterers to standard
fare to paperback treats. A sampling follows:
"Baseball Americana," by Frank Ceresi and Harry
Katz, with a nifty foreword by George F. Will (Harpercollins,
$29.99, 256 pages) is a treat for the eyes. Filled with 350
illustrations as the sub-title of the book proclaims "Treasures
From the Library of Congress," - the terrific tome is a tour
through the decades presenting baseball in all its different tones
Still in a coffee table frame of mind from MVP Books
comes "The Pittsburgh Steelers" by Lew Freedman ($30,00, 192 pages)
and "The New York Giants" by Lew Freedman ($30,00, 192 pages). Both
books pack a punch filled as they are with hundreds of images,
stats, insights and memories about each team. Highly recommended for
football fans and especially those who root for the Steelers and
"Baseball Annual 2010" by the Hardball Times (Acta
Sports, $21.95, 364 pages) is a mother lode of facts, figures,
analyses. As usual, this is cutting edge, top of the heap stuff. The
world champ of baseball annuals.
"Barney Ross" by Douglas Century (Schocken Books, $12.95, 215
pages) is paperback version of this moving and detailed account of
one of the great boxers whose real name was Barnet Rasofsky. Some
may remember the movie, but this book goes way beyond the stripped
down story that cinema treatment presented.
A WONDERFUL READ.
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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
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