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Saturday, February 02, 2013

Free e-book!  Bill Veeck’s Crosstown Classic

Baseball Hall of Famer Bill Veeck (1914–86) was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game. Bill Veeck’s Crosstown Classic, drawn from his uproarious autobiography (cowritten with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn), is an unforgettable trip packed with anecdotes and insight about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners—some of the most entertaining stories in all of sports literature.

The District Attorney Posted: February 02, 2013 at 12:28 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bill veeck, books, cubs, history, white sox

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   1. deputydrew Posted: February 02, 2013 at 06:45 PM (#4360827)
drawn from his uproarious autobiography


"Veeck as in Wreck" is in my top five baseball books. Is this just a selection of stories from that?
   2. The District Attorney Posted: February 02, 2013 at 08:20 PM (#4360849)
It is. Everyone should totally own the book, but hey, if you don't yet and want a taste, here you go.
   3. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: February 02, 2013 at 08:27 PM (#4360852)
"Veeck as in Wreck" is in my top five baseball books. Is this just a selection of stories from that?


This is two small sections from the book, 33 pages in the epub version. The first is Veeck working for the Cubs working on fixing up Wrigley, the second is on his first purchase of the White Sox. I think this is being released as a mini-print book as well.

I think the free ebook offer is only good for a couple of days at the beginning of the month. The University of Chicago Press (the world's largest academic press) has been giving out a free ebook at the beginning of the month for about 3.5 years and every third book is one that I've been interested in maybe reading. The titles have been drawn from the somewhat less academic end of the press -- examples of some titles are Freaks Talk Back: Tabloid Talk Shows and Sexual Nonconformity, Madison's Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy, a book about Lisbon called The Moon, Come to Earth, and the first book of the A Dance to the Music of Time series. It's worth it to get on the mailing list if you're interested in ebooks.
   4. beer on a stick Posted: February 02, 2013 at 08:29 PM (#4360854)

   5. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: February 02, 2013 at 09:53 PM (#4360890)
Pretty good assortment. The Veeck is of obvious interest, and I enjoyed The Moon, Come to Earth.

My bookstore is currently sponsoring an online group reading of Dance to the Music of Time, if anyone's inclined to join in. No baseball in the books that I know of, but we've found a passing reference to cricket.
   6. asinwreck Posted: February 02, 2013 at 10:09 PM (#4360900)
Hear it's a good read.
   7. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: February 03, 2013 at 12:08 AM (#4360934)
1/12th of the way through, I'd say it is.
   8. vortex of dissipation Posted: February 03, 2013 at 04:43 AM (#4360971)
The University of Chicago Press (the world's largest academic press) has been giving out a free ebook at the beginning of the month for about 3.5 years and every third book is one that I've been interested in maybe reading. The titles have been drawn from the somewhat less academic end of the press -- examples of some titles are Freaks Talk Back: Tabloid Talk Shows and Sexual Nonconformity, Madison's Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy, a book about Lisbon called The Moon, Come to Earth, and the first book of the A Dance to the Music of Time series. It's worth it to get on the mailing list if you're interested in ebooks.


One of the first books they gave out was Leo Durocher's Nice Guys Finish Last (the complete book). I've been on the mailing list since then.

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