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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1944
Sexo
male

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Esta resenha foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Resenhistas do LibraryThing.
Shades of Glory is a very fine history tracing the arc of "Negro League" baseball from its beginning through it glory days through its inevitable and sadly ironic end once the white leagues were integrated. I still prefer Robert Peterson's groundbreaking 1970 history 'Only the Ball Was White', but this book also tells the history reasonably well. It includes many photos, brief bios of individuals players, and great stories. The book also covers the economics of the Negro Leagues, which is almost as interesting as the baseball.

Others have commented that the book "jumped around". This may be explained by the fact that this book is the distillation of a much larger 800-page history written by teams of historians and sportswriters.
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dougwood57 | outras 11 resenhas | Jan 3, 2010 |
Esta resenha foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Resenhistas do LibraryThing.
I must confess that I never finished this book. It was so poorly put together, that I couldn't finish it. From the first page, I thought I had jumped into the book in the middle somewhere. I turned it over to my husband (an avid baseball fan), thinking perhaps it was my lack of understanding of the game that was creating problems, but he had a rough time with it too. The subject matter is excellent, and I can only hope that the final publication of the book took care of the continuity problems that I encountered.… (mais)
 
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hobbitprincess | outras 11 resenhas | Jul 11, 2009 |
Good book. Not the easiest to get through. A mite dry and plodding but loaded with great info on the Negro Leagues.
Purchased my copy in Cooperstown at the Museum bookstore.
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hildr8 | outras 11 resenhas | Jun 7, 2009 |
Esta resenha foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Resenhistas do LibraryThing.
I didn't particularly like this book because it was overwhelmed with detail. It was not organized in a way that I found interesting. I'm not a baseball purist and perhaps the detail appeals to most people who would read this book, but not me. It's unfortunate that so many teams were named Giants, too, because that blurred things quite a bit for me.
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karenmarie | outras 11 resenhas | Oct 7, 2008 |

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Obras
3
Membros
144
Popularidade
#143,281
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Resenhas
12
ISBNs
9

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