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Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original

Baseball fans will laugh alongside and, ultimately, feel touched by this look at an iconoclastic, often quixotic man who, despite the charges that his landmark book had hurt the game, loved baseball to the very end.
 

Issei Baseball: The Story of the First Japanese American Ballplayers

A detailed look at an important subject which provides a snapshot of the Issei experience, how integral baseball was in American culture, and how the sport served as a crucible for new immigrants.

The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife

Will appeal not only to baseball fans but also to enthusiasts of sports history nostalgic for a bygone era.

The Ultimate Engineer: The Remarkable Life of NASA’s Visionary Leader George M. Low

This well-researched book is as much a history of NASA as a biography of George Low, and as such is an important contribution to the history of the agency. Jurek’s detailed book will appeal to both fans and scholars of NASA and of the engineers like Low who make the agency’s spaceflights work.

Carrying Water to the Field: New and Selected Poems

Gorgeous and deeply gratifying work recommended for all heartlands readers and anyone who appreciates the rural life Sutphen describes; with an introduction by former poet laureate Ted Kooser.

Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player

Fans of baseball history will thoroughly enjoy this well-written account of one of the sport’s greatest players.
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Standing Up to Colonial Power: The Lives of Henry Roe and Elizabeth Bender Cloud

At once a personal and professional take on the complexities of traditionalist vs. assimilationist politics at both tribal and federal levels, this family history relates the Clouds' experience with institutional racism and federal policies of settler colonialism. Recommended for all interested in Native American studies.

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