The Resource Baseball in the Garden of Eden : the secret history of the early game, John Thorn

Baseball in the Garden of Eden : the secret history of the early game, John Thorn

Label
Baseball in the Garden of Eden : the secret history of the early game
Title
Baseball in the Garden of Eden
Title remainder
the secret history of the early game
Statement of responsibility
John Thorn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Think you know how the game of baseball began? Think again. Forget Abner Doubleday and Cooperstown. Did baseball even have a father--or did it just evolve from other bat-and-ball games? John Thorn, baseball's preeminent historian, examines the creation story of the game and finds it all to be a gigantic lie. From its earliest days baseball was a vehicle for gambling, a proxy form of class warfare. Thorn traces the rise of the New York version of the game over other variations popular in Massachusetts and Philadelphia. He shows how the sport's increasing popularity in the early decades of the nineteenth century mirrored the migration of young men from farms and small towns to cities, especially New York. Full of heroes, scoundrels, and dupes, this book tells the story of nineteenth-century America, a land of opportunity and limitation, of glory and greed--all present in the wondrous alloy that is our nation and its pastime.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thorn, John
Dewey number
796.357097309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV863.A1
LC item number
T458 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Baseball
Label
Baseball in the Garden of Eden : the secret history of the early game, John Thorn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anointing Abner -- Four fathers, two roads -- The cradle of baseball -- The cauldron of baseball -- War in heaven -- A national pastime -- The big idea -- Union and brotherhood -- Sporting goods and higher thought -- The gospel of baseball -- The white city and the golden West -- The religion of baseball
Control code
ocn646112785
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xvi, 365 pages
Isbn
9780743294034
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010045155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)646112785
Label
Baseball in the Garden of Eden : the secret history of the early game, John Thorn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anointing Abner -- Four fathers, two roads -- The cradle of baseball -- The cauldron of baseball -- War in heaven -- A national pastime -- The big idea -- Union and brotherhood -- Sporting goods and higher thought -- The gospel of baseball -- The white city and the golden West -- The religion of baseball
Control code
ocn646112785
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xvi, 365 pages
Isbn
9780743294034
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010045155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)646112785

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