Mondadori Store

Trova Mondadori Store

Benvenuto
Accedi o registrati

lista preferiti

Per utilizzare la funzione prodotti desiderati devi accedere o registrarti

Vai al carrello
 prodotti nel carrello

Totale  articoli

0,00 € IVA Inclusa

A completely updated edition of "the book that changed baseball" (NPR.org), chosen by Time magazine as one of the "100 Greatest Non-Fiction" books.

When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold, and a "social leper" for having violated the "sanctity of the clubhouse." Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn't true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn't read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries.

Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four. Fans liked discovering that athletes were real peopleoften wildly funny people. David Halberstam, who won a Pulitzer for his reporting on Vietnam, wrote a piece in Harper's that said of Bouton: "He has written . . . a book deep in the American vein, so deep in fact that it is by no means a sports book."

Today Ball Four has taken on another roleas a time capsule of life in the sixties. "It is not just a diary of Bouton's 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and Houston Astros," says sportswriter Jim Caple. "It's a vibrant, funny, telling history of an era that seems even further away than four decades. To call it simply a `tell all book' is like describing The Grapes of Wrath as a book about harvesting peaches in California."

This ebook version of Ball Four includes the first edition, the 1980, 1990, and 2000 updates, and 138 photos.

"An irreverent, best-selling book that angered baseball's hierarchy and changed the way journalists and fans viewed the sports world." The Washington Post

Dettagli

Generi Sport » Altri sport » Atleti e personaggi dello sport , Storia e Biografie » Biografie Diari e Memorie » Sportivi

Editore Rosettabooks

Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM

Pubblicato 05/09/2019

Lingua Inglese

EAN-13 9780795323249

0 recensioni dei lettori  media voto 0  su  5

Scrivi una recensione per "Ball Four"

Ball Four
 

Accedi o Registrati  per aggiungere una recensione

usa questo box per dare una valutazione all'articolo: leggi le linee guida
torna su Torna in cima