The Called Shot: Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs, and the Unforgettable Major League Baseball Season of 1932


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$36.95  $34.36
University of Nebraska Press
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6.5 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.6 pounds
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About the Author

Thomas Wolf has written numerous articles on baseball history and is the coauthor of Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America's Heartland.


"Wolf . . . delivers a solid and exciting look at the 1932 baseball season. . . . Baseball fans will delight in this thrillingly told history."--Publishers Weekly, starred review-- "Publishers Weekly"
"The Called Shot provides readers a multilayered narrative of politics, pop culture, American history, and baseball. Going far beyond the games on the field, Thomas Wolf's book gives readers a glimpse into a season they only thought they knew."--William Steele, author of Going the Distance: The Life and Works of W. P. Kinsella--William Steele "Publishers Weekly" (9/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"The gifted writer Thomas Wolf has dug deeply into the colorful and tumultuous culture of the United States between the world wars. He has produced a memorable and readable book that sheds new light on both baseball history and American history."--Lee Lowenfish, author of the award-winning Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman--Lee Lowenfish "Publishers Weekly" (9/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"In 1932 the Chicago Cubs defied the experts and won the National League pennant despite such distractions as a jilted lover shooting their shortstop and a front-page gambling scandal embarrassing several star players. Thomas Wolf provides a thoroughly researched, gripping account of one of the most fascinating eras in baseball history, capturing both the spirit of the times and its memorable figures in colorful, vivid detail."--Jack Bales, author of Before They Were the Cubs: The Early Years of Chicago's First Professional Baseball Team--Jack Bales "Publishers Weekly" (9/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)