Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress

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Harper Collins, Dec 22, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 264 pages
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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.
 

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A wonderful coffee table book for any baseball fan, particularly one interested in the sport's history pre-1970. Wads of historical photographs of players and memorabilia, with some interesting short ... Read full review

A fantastic look at baseball history

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I purchased two copies of this book for my nephews who are both baseball fanatics. It is a beautifully designed and written book with a lot of information about some of the littleknown aspects of ... Read full review

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FOREWORD
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
IMAGE CREDITS
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Copyright
About the Publisher
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Harry Katz is the former head curator in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress and a lifelong Red Sox fan. He divides his time between Washington D.C., and Del Mar, California.

Frank Ceresi is a well-known baseball historian and writer living in the D.C. area.

Phil Michel manages the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division archive of more than one million digital images.

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