Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress (Hardcover)

Treasures from the Library of Congress

By Harry Katz, Frank Ceresi, Phil Michel

Smithsonian Books (DC), 9780061625459, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

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Description

Baseball Americana is a lavishly illustrated history of America's favorite sport, compiled from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress, now available from Smithsonian Books. From baseball's biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and little League games, Baseball Americana tells the history of baseball's hardscrabble origins, rich cultural heritage, and uniquely American character.


Praise For Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress

“Totally intriguing … traces the glory of our national pastime over more than two centuries. … All this material and so much more could fill a whole bunch of postseason evenings while today’s knickered lads cavort until midnight and beyond.”
-Washington Post

“One of the most seductively designed books about the sport to come our way. … A book like this, so rich and deep in material. … brings baseball history to multifaceted life and reminds us that baseball is the sport that celebrates its history more than any other. … This book itself is a form of time-traveling — a pleasurable, often surprising and aesthetic trip.”
-San Diego Union-Tribune



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