The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America

4.29 avg rating
( 2,474 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060854034: The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America

When Legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked sports columnist Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, Posnanski had to think about it. From that question was born the idea behind BASEBALL AND JAZZ. Posnanski and the 94 year old O'Neil decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country in hopes of stirring up the love that first drew them to the game. This book is just as much the story of Buck O'Neil as it is the story of baseball. In a time when disillusioned, steroid shooting, money hungry athletes define the sport, Buck O'Neil stands out as a man that truly played for the love of the game. Posnanski writes about that love and the one thing that O'Neil loved almost as much as baseball: jazz. BASEBALL AND JAZZ is an endearing step back in time to the days when the crack of a bat and the smoky notes of a midnight jam session were the sounds that brought the most joy to a man's heart."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Posnanski masterfully conveys O'Neil's charisma and the rhythm of his words...A worthy paean to an American legend."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[A] poignant, very funny, and ultimately inspiring book."--Dave Barry

"[A] loving, lyrical effort by Joe Posnanski. One of the most original and winning baseball books in recent years."--Harvey Frommer

"This book is flat-out terrific...If Gandhi had played baseball, he would have been Buck O'Neill."--Leigh Montville, author of Big Bam and Ted Williams

"Imagine, a year spent with Buck O'Neil...you don't have to imagine it, it's all here."--Bob Costas

Posnanski masterfully conveys O Neil s charisma and the rhythm of his words...A worthy paean to an American legend. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

This book is flat-out terrific...If Gandhi had played baseball, he would have been Buck O Neill. --Leigh Montville, author of Big Bam and Ted Williams"

[A] poignant, very funny, and ultimately inspiring book. --Dave Barry"

Imagine, a year spent with Buck O Neil...you don t have to imagine it, it s all here. --Bob Costas"

[A] loving, lyrical effort by Joe Posnanski. One of the most original and winning baseball books in recent years. --Harvey Frommer"

About the Author:

A senior writer at Sports Illustrated, Joe Posnanski has twice been named the Best Sports Columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work at the Kansas City Star. He is the author of The Good Stuff and The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America, which won the prestigious Casey Award for best baseball book of 2007. His work has also been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing, and he lives with his family in Kansas City, Missouri.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Joe Posnanski
Published by William Morrow (2007)
ISBN 10: 0060854030 ISBN 13: 9780060854034
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060854030

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
30.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Joe Posnanski
Published by William Morrow (2007)
ISBN 10: 0060854030 ISBN 13: 9780060854034
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060854030

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
27.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.12
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Posnanski, Joe
Published by William Morrow (2007)
ISBN 10: 0060854030 ISBN 13: 9780060854034
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060854030

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
34.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.33
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Posnanski, Joe
Published by William Morrow 2007-02-27 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0060854030 ISBN 13: 9780060854034
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow 2007-02-27, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1St Edition. 0060854030 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0060854030

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
33.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.12
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Joe Posnanski
ISBN 10: 0060854030 ISBN 13: 9780060854034
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800608540341.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
35.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.12
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Posnanski, Joe
Published by William Morrow & Co (2007)
ISBN 10: 0060854030 ISBN 13: 9780060854034
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition edition. 288 pages. 8.50x5.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0060854030

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
33.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Posnanski, Joe
Published by William Morrow
ISBN 10: 0060854030 ISBN 13: 9780060854034
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060854030 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1021182

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
48.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds