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Dr. Harvey Frommer on Sports

Sports Book Review

"Baseball Americana" and other Reads

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 and times.
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 Giants.
"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.


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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. 

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