Cincinnati And The Big Red Machine

Paperback | July 22, 1988

byRobert Harris Walker

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"... this is the history of a surprisingly fascinating symbiosis, of as much interest to social historians as to baseball fans." -Publishers Weekly

"... a sound account of a baseball team's place in the life of a community... effectively focused on the most exciting era of a club that has meant so much to so many people." -Greensboro (NC) News & Record

"Any baseball buff will enjoy this entertaining look at the hey-day of the Big Red Machine." -Monterey (CA) Herald

In interviews with players, including Bench, Rose, Concepcion, Perez, manager Sparky Anderson, journalists, owners, and civic leaders, Walker reveals what it is that defines the Reds, and what Cincinnati as a city represents.

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'Robert H. Walker has hit a triple. His splendid work of social history is three fine books in one. It is a valuable contribution to the history of a great city and its region. It is an illuminating chapter in the annals of American business. And, of course, it is a loving and informed new chapter in the book of baseball history.' -Geo...

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"... this is the history of a surprisingly fascinating symbiosis, of as much interest to social historians as to baseball fans." -Publishers Weekly"... a sound account of a baseball team's place in the life of a community... effectively focused on the most exciting era of a club that has meant so much to so many people." -Greensboro (N...

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'Robert H. Walker has hit a triple. His splendid work of social history is three fine books in one. It is a valuable contribution to the history of a great city and its region. It is an illuminating chapter in the annals of American business. And, of course, it is a loving and informed new chapter in the book of baseball history.' -Geo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9.28 × 9.28 × 0.61 inPublished:July 22, 1988Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253213703

ISBN - 13:9780253213709

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface

Prologue: Rose Rounding Third

One Backdrop

Two Setting the Stage

Three The Image: Clean and Traditional

Four The Needle and the Spark

Five The Reds Players: On Stage at Riverfront

Six After the Ball

Seven The City and the Game

Epilogue: Rose at Home

Key to Interviews
Note on Sources
Index

From Our Editors

'Robert H. Walker has hit a triple. His splendid work of social history is three fine books in one. It is a valuable contribution to the history of a great city and its region. It is an illuminating chapter in the annals of American business. And, of course, it is a loving and informed new chapter in the book of baseball history.' -George F. Will, columnist and TV commentator'Walker's life's work has been the study of America. In this book about his home town and his home team he has brought his career and his roots together, combining the skills of the historian, philosopher, reporter, and commentator with the touch of a poet.' -Bob Jones, veteran Cincinnati broadcaster