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Dell, May 12, 1997 - Fiction - 464 pages
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When eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series, the team became known as the "Black Sox." Hoopla blends the narrative of team member George Weaver with the view of Luther Pond, who exposed the scandal. Filled with cameo portraits of prominent sports legends of the early twentieth century, this novel brings to life an era when America was passionate, even patriotic, about baseball; and when one reporter's words had the power to rock a nation.

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I love books about baseball and this one is no disappointment. Read full review

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User Review  - David Powell - Goodreads

I don't think that this book pretends to be the definitive account of the Black Sox Scandal. Instead, it reveals the unfolding of the scandal through the press while giving the reader some wonderful ... Read full review

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Harry Stein has written for "Esquire", "The New York Times", "GQ", "Playboy", "New York", "Sports Illustrated", & many other publications. He has also written a column for "TV Guide" since 1992. His books include the nonfiction works "Eichmann in My Hands", "One of the Guys", "Ethics (and other Liabilities)", as well as the novels "Hoopla" & "The Magic Bullet". He lives in New York.

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