A Nice Little Place On The North Side: A History Of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, And Incurable Hope At Wrigley Field

March 17, 2015|
A Nice Little Place On The North Side: A History Of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, And Incurable Hope At Wrigley Field by George Will
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The New York Times-bestselling history of America''s most beloved baseball stadium, Wrigley Field, and the Cubs’ century-long search for World Series glory

In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it enters its second century. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history?
 
Winding beautifully like Wrigley’s iconic ivy, Will’s  meditation on “The Friendly Confines” examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field’s legend and the larger-than-life characters—from Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck, Durocher, and Banks—who brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores his childhood connections to the team, the Cubs’ future, and what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility.

In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself.
GEORGE F. WILL is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with his twice-weekly syndicated column appearing in more than five hundred newspapers and online news sources. He is a Fox News contributor and the author of thirteen books, including Men at Work, With a Happy Eye But . . ., Bunts, The Woven Figure, and One Man’...
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Title:A Nice Little Place On The North Side: A History Of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, And Incurable Hope At Wrigley Field
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.28 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.28 X 0.6 in
Published:March 17, 2015
Publisher:Crown
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385349338

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