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Book Title: One Nation Under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime|
The author of the book: John Florio
Date of issue: April 1st 2017
ISBN 13: 9780803286900
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.30 MB
Edition: University of Nebraska Press
Read full description of the books One Nation Under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime:One Nation Under Baseball highlights the intersection between American society and America’s pastime during the 1960s, when the hallmarks of the sport—fairness, competition, and mythology—came under scrutiny. John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro examine the events of the era that reshaped the game: the Koufax and Drysdale million-dollar holdout, the encroachment of television on newspaper coverage, the changing perception of ballplayers from mythic figures to overgrown boys, the arrival of the everyman Mets and their free-spirited fans, and the lawsuit brought against team owners by Curt Flood.
One Nation Under Baseball brings to life the seminal figures of the era—including Bob Gibson, Marvin Miller, Tom Seaver, and Dick Young—richly portraying their roles during a decade of flux and uncertainty.
Read information about the authorJohn Florio was raised in Flushing, NY. He credits the streets of Queens as one of his biggest influences, along with black-and-white movies, old superhero comics, Sports Illustrated, Humphrey Bogart, and the Hardy Boys.
A fan of pop fiction and creative nonfiction, Florio is the author of the historical crime novels, Sugar Pop Moon and Blind Moon Alley. With Ouisie Shapiro, he wrote One Nation Under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime, and One Punch from the Promised Land: Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, and the Myth of the Heavyweight Title. Florio and Shapiro are regular contributors to the New Yorker and the Atlantic; their work has also been seen on VICE and Sports Illustrated.
Florio is a graduate of Fordham University; he also holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine, an MA from New York University, and an MBA from St. John’s University. He has taught writing at several colleges in the New York area.
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