Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series

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Henry Holt and Company, 2011-04-01 - 328 psl.

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.

 

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Vartotojo apžvalga  - asktheages - LibraryThing

Pretty solid read about the infamous Black Sox scandal of 1919. As others have pointed out, though, it's not sourced, and I seem to recall reading somewhere that Asinof later admitted that he ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą

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Vartotojo apžvalga  - rohwyn - LibraryThing

This book is the most thoroughly researched book on sports I have ever read. But thanks to the writing skills of Eliot Asinof, it reads more like a fast-paced thriller than like a non-fiction account ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą

Turinys

II The Series
39
III The Exposure
121
IV The Impact
195
V The Trial
235
VI The Aftermath
277
Index
295
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Eliot Asinof was born in the year of the ill-fated World Series fix. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1940, he played minor league baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He wrote numerous books and a variety of plays for television and motion pictures. He lived in Ancramdale, New York, in a house he built with his son.

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