The Pride of Havana, history of Cuban baseball Hard Cover

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In English. A history of Cuban baseball and its players, from the amateur leagues of 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez.
Hard cover, dust cover in excellent condition. Look like it was just printed, corners lightly bent.
Autor: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarrfa
Editor: Oxford
Page: 464 de 6 X 9 inches.


Publication Date 2001-05-24 Reviews "The study features an excellent bibliography plus detailed notes for each chapter. The research is exhaustive, based on primary sources and interviews that include numerous anecdotes, making this an engaging read."--Library Journal, "From Martin Dihigo to Minnie Minoso, Cuban baseball provided excitement for all. In The Pride of Havana, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria brings back the thrills and colorful stories that made the Cuban League so memorable for players, owners, and fans."--Bobby Bragan, former manager of Pirates, Indians,Braves, and Almendares Scorpions, "The Pride of Havana is a massively detailed chronicle of the history of baseball in Cuba, written with the passion of a fan of the country and of the game. Gonzalez Echevarria makes a convincing case that America's national pastime is also Cuba's national pastime."--Marty Linsky, Wilson Quarterly, Cuba's love affair with the American bat and ball is given encyclopedic treatment in The Pride of Havana ... the prose is as smooth and powerful as a good pitch delivery ... Best of all is the backdrop of history - political, social and popular - against which the baseball stars perform ... For students of old Cuba, Echevarría's book hits a home run., "A chronicle and celebration of the national pastime of Cuba, lovingly told by a professor of Hispanic literature at Yale who has been a semipro catcher himself."--New York Times Book Review, "Writing with the precision of the connoisseur and the passion of the aficionado, Gonzalez Echevarria provides a masterful account of Cuban 'beisbol' that is at the same time a profound meditation on the island's national culture.In many ways this extraordinary book marks the culmination of the author's distinguished career as the per-eminent writer-scholar of our generation. Adinger!"--Gustavo Perez Firmat, Columbia University, author of The Cuban Condition: Translation and Identity in Modern Cuban Literature, "Using a wide array of sources including newspapers, interviews, and written memoirs, Mr. Gonzalez Echevarria has reconstructed a remarkably rich and detailed narrative of the history of baseball in Cuba, from its earliest versions, in the mind-19th century, to its recent triumphs in international competitions and travails as it witnesses many of its best players defect to the United States in search of better pay and living conditions."--The Washington Times, "The Pride of Havana is an absorbing history of Cuban baseball and the impact so many Cuban players have had on the game in the United States. It sparkles like El Duque in October."--Bob Costas, NBC Sports "Writing with the precision of the connoisseur and the passion of the aficionado, Gonzalez Echevarria provides a masterful account of Cuban 'beisbol' that is at the same time a profound meditation on the island's national culture. In many ways this extraordinary book marks the culmination of the author's distinguished career as the per-eminent writer-scholar of our generation. A dinger!"--Gustavo Perez Firmat, Columbia University, author of The Cuban Condition: Translation and Identity in Modern Cuban Literature "From Martin Dihigo to Minnie Minoso, Cuban baseball provided excitement for all. In The Pride of Havana, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria brings back the thrills and colorful stories that made the Cuban League so memorable for players, owners, and fans."--Bobby Bragan, former manager of Pirates, Indians, Braves, and Almendares Scorpions "The study features an excellent bibliography plus detailed notes for each chapter. The research is exhaustive, based on primary sources and interviews that include numerous anecdotes, making this an engaging read."--Library Journal "The Pride of Havana is a massively detailed chronicle of the history of baseball in Cuba, written with the passion of a fan of the country and of the game. Gonzalez Echevarria makes a convincing case that America's national pastime is also Cuba's national pastime."--Marty Linsky, Wilson Quarterly

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