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The Dodgers reader

The Dodgers reader

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) -- History.,
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team) -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Essays and articles published from 1947 to 1991 in various periodicals and newspapers.

    Statementedited by Dan Riley.
    ContributionsRiley, Dan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV875.B7 D63 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 253 p. ;
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1561099M
    ISBN 100395587786
    LC Control Number91042403
    OCLC/WorldCa24848204

    Hypnotic, breath-taking, bruising, beautiful, important, true—choose your adjectives, this is a great novel. Kershaw sits just more than 4. This is a beautiful, extraordinary book. He loved the game so much he devised the first scorecard which is pretty much the same one we use now which allowed the boxscore to be expanded and for games to be scored and reported in a consistent manner, and ends with John Dewan and STATS Inc.

    Part two takes East out of his Los Angeles neighborhood on a cross-country road trip with three other young, black men, headed to Wisconsin with instructions to kill a man who will be testifying against the head of East's gang. This book just reminded me of simpler times. It's also much more. Edgar Hoover's America.

    O'Neil was unable to accomplish either of those things, but still lived a tremendous life. It's smart, funny and easy to understand. The book is also an eye-opening look at how baseball has changed over the years. I audibly gasped at the end. The book comes out on May 1, and Weisman will be holding book signings. Provocative, gripping, and timely, Dodgers is a riveting read that leaves a lasting impression.


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The Dodgers reader book

He used to run one of the houses, but after disaster strikes his area, he must take on a greater task to show he still could benefit to the gang. And the writing throughout is lovely, economical and exact. Beverly has created a character who stays in the mind after the book is finished, an Odysseus straight out of Compton.

To say it's a page-turner doesn't do it justice, though it certainly is. Written in stark and unforgettable prose and featuring an array of surprising and memorable characters rendered with empathy and wit, Dodgers heralds the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction.

Beverly explained this whole world of characters that I am completely unfamiliar with in less than pages — something The Dodgers reader book lot of authors seem incapable of doing.

The hero's journey is an American story. This is a beautiful, extraordinary book. Great ending, too. What a time to be alive. Four black boys in a gang from Los Angeles are given a job: drive across the country to carry out a hit on a black judge.

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To tell more would be to give away much of the powerful suspense of the book, but suffice it to say that there is plenty of suspense throughout the story, and the reader closes the book wondering what is going to happen next in East's life. A first problem I have with the book is one that probably had no reveal of earlier times.

Hypnotic, breath-taking, bruising, beautiful, important, true--choose your adjectives, this is a great novel. See more. His venture into the unknown lands of the American Midwest has a classic, mythic shape and scope.

His research on criminal fugitives and the stories surrounding them became the book On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Praise For… "Although Beverly evokes the great outdoors with photographic clarity, claustrophobia effectively haunts his narrative…With his focus on people and personalities, the author could justifiably bypass the bigger picture, the heartland rusting to death in the background.

I love this book and will closely follow Bill Beverly forever hereafter. Following some explanation about statistics and sourcing, Weisman starts with The Ancestors and takes you from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, highlighting some of the best pitchers in Dodger and baseball history.

Dodgers, a kind of modernized and urban take on Theodore Weesner's The Car Thief, is lightning-quick and world-wise, full of pitch-perfect dialogue and criminal misadventure. Mar 02, Bill Christman rated it liked it It is tough for me to feel neutral about the Brooklyn Dodgers.It’s broken up in an extremely easy-to-read way despite its nearly pages, and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone that won’t learn a thing or two from this book.

Brothers in Arms is available to preorder from Triumph Books, Amazon and Barnes & Nobel. The book comes out on May 1, and Weisman will be holding book signings. Apr 20,  · It’s not a coincidence that the Dodgers are in those games. Book it.

Dodgers: A Novel (Hardcover)

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The Brooklyn Dodgers are one of the most popular and most beloved baseball teams of all time. This book is a collection of writings about them5/5(2).

Dodgers is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that recalls the very best of Richard Price, Denis Johnson, and J.D. Salinger. It is the story of a young LA gang member named East, who is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys—including East's hothead younger brother—to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin.

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