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Eight men out : the Black Sox and the 1919 world series, by Eliot Asinof

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Eight men out : the Black Sox and the 1919 world series
Title
Eight men out
Title remainder
the Black Sox and the 1919 world series
Statement of responsibility
by Eliot Asinof
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The headlines proclaimed the 1919 fix of the World Series and attempted cover-up as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America!" First published in 1963, Eight Men Out has become a timeless classic. Eliot Asinof has reconstructed the entire scene-by-scene story of the fantastic scandal in which eight Chicago White Sox players arranged with the nation's leading gamblers to throw the Series in Cincinnati. Mr. Asinof vividly describes the tense meetings, the hitches in the conniving, the actual plays in which the Series was thrown, the Grand Jury indictment, and the famous 1921 trial. Moving behind the scenes, he perceptively examines the motives and backgrounds of the players and the conditions that made the improbable fix all too possible. Here, too, is a graphic picture of the American underworld that managed the fix, the deeply shocked newspapermen who uncovered the story, and the war-exhausted nation that turned with relief and pride to the Series, only to be rocked by the scandal. Far more than a superbly told baseball story, this is a compelling slice of American history in the aftermath of World War I and at the cusp of the Roaring Twenties. -- Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
WAY
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Sports classics
Label
Eight men out : the Black Sox and the 1919 world series, by Eliot Asinof
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 302 p., [4] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780805065374
Isbn Type
(pbk. : H. Holt, 1987)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm07470002
Label
Eight men out : the Black Sox and the 1919 world series, by Eliot Asinof
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 302 p., [4] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780805065374
Isbn Type
(pbk. : H. Holt, 1987)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm07470002

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