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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bison Books
Publication date September 1, 2008
Pages 225
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780803218628
ISBN-10 0803218621
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.95
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
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Nearly ninety years have passed since America was rocked by the biggest sports scandal of the twentieth century: the alleged fixing of the 1919 World Series by the Chicago Black Sox. Eight ballplayers from one of the greatest teams ever were banished from baseball forever despite being found innocent in a court of law foremost among them the legendary Joseph Jefferson Jackson, Shoeless Joe, who maintained his innocence until his death.
Now, in Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, Harvey Frommer weaves oral history, court testimony, and sparkling narrative together to re-create the life and times of the illiterate farm boy who became one of the greatest players in baseball history. To read this riveting story is to rediscover a sport and a nation at a crossroads in a time marked by larger-than-life characters, the First World War, and the great pilgrimage from the country to the city.
But this is more than an in-depth biography; it is an impassioned but reasoned argument for a reevaluation of this misunderstood man, and it raises new questions about the entire Black Sox scandal. Included for the first time ever is Jackson s sworn grand jury testimony, complete and unaltered.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780878337842
 
from Taylor Pub (April 1, 1992)
9780878337842 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $19.95
About: A biography of 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson, one of America's greatest baseball players, examines his part in the 1919 World Series and the Chicago 'Black Sox' scandal that ended his professional baseball career
Paperback
Book cover for 9780803218628 Book cover for 9780878338207 Book cover for 9781630760083
 
from Lyons Pr (October 1, 2016)
9781630760083 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $16.95
About: Another peek at baseball's good old days—or, in this case, bad old days—by veteran sports-historian Harvey Frommer.
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from Bison Books (September 1, 2008)
9780803218628 | details & prices | 225 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Nearly ninety years have passed since America was rocked by the biggest sports scandal of the twentieth century: the alleged fixing of the 1919 World Series by the Chicago Black Sox.
from Taylor Pub (April 1, 1993)
9780878338207 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $14.95
About: A biography of 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson, one of America's greatest baseball players, examines his part in the 1919 World Series and the Chicago 'Black Sox' scandal that ended his professional baseball career

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