Baseball: A Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Baseball has brought us great players, great writers, and some really rotten calls. Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture looks at American society through the prism of its favorite pastime, discussing not only the game but also such issues as race relations, writing, drug abuse, entertainment, gambling, and movies.
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About the Author
Edward J. Rielly is chairperson of the English department at Saint Joseph's College, Standish, ME.
"An informative, entertaining book about the relationship between baseball and popular culture. Recommended for all college and university libraries."-- "
"Baseball aficionados will enjoy browsing through this authoritative title, and researchers will find infomation on a variety of topics not readily available elsewhere."-- "
School Library Journal"
"An impressive work . . . a fine book to use as a touchstone for starting a baseball collection."-- "
American Reference Books Annual"
"This unique work offers readers encyclopedic coverage of the game as a social institution, with considerable focus on its relationship with society. Recommended for all libraries with substantial interest in sports."-- "