Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress

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Paperback. Pub the Date: May. 2011 Pages: 264 in Publisher: Harper Paperbacks Baseball Americana is a lavishly illustrated history of America's favorite sport. compiled from the unparalleled in collections of the Liary of Congress. now available from Smithsonian Books. From baseball's biggest stars The 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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"One of the most seductively designed books about the sport to come our way. ... A book like this, so rich and deep in material. ... brings baseball history to multifaceted life and reminds us that baseball is the sport that celebrates its history more than any other. ... This book itself is a form of time-traveling -- a pleasurable, often surprising and aesthetic trip."--San Diego Union-Tribune

"Totally intriguing ... traces the glory of our national pastime over more than two centuries. ... All this material and so much more could fill a whole bunch of postseason evenings while today's knickered lads cavort until midnight and beyond."--Washington Post

Totally intriguing traces the glory of our national pastime over more than two centuries. All this material and so much more could fill a whole bunch of postseason evenings while today s knickered lads cavort until midnight and beyond. --Washington Post"

One of the most seductively designed books about the sport to come our way. A book like this, so rich and deep in material. brings baseball history to multifaceted life and reminds us that baseball is the sport that celebrates its history more than any other. This book itself is a form of time-traveling a pleasurable, often surprising and aesthetic trip. --San Diego Union-Tribune"

About the Author:

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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