New Books Network

Lincoln A. Mitchell, “Baseball Goes West: The Dodgers, the Giants, and the Shaping of the Major Leagues” (Kent State UP, 2018)
Ask a Brooklynite over the age of fifty and they’ll likely tell you that baseball’s golden age ended the day the Dodgers and Giants packed up and headed for the West Coast. Not so argues Lincoln A. Mitchell in his new book, Baseball Goes West: The Dodgers, the Giants, and the... Read More
Roger Robinson, “When Running Made History” (Syracuse UP, 2018)
“A race can mean more than a race,” Roger Robinson writes in his new book, When Running Made History (Syracuse University Press, 2018). “It can show that human beings are still capable of attaining pure beauty through arduous endeavor.” Written as a personal history, elite runner and literary scholar Roger... Read More
Ron Keurajian, “Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs: A Reference Guide” (McFarland, 2018)
Today we are joined by Ron Keurajian, author of the book Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs: A Reference Guide (Second Edition) (McFarland, 2018). Keurajian is a commercial banker by trade but has spent 35 years documenting and cataloging autographs. This second edition, which expands on his original 2012 work, contains... Read More
Keith Gave, “The Russian Five: A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and Courage” (Gold Star Publishing, 2018)
Keith Gave spent six years in the NSA during the Cold War, but his most daring mission may have come later, while working as a sports writer. In the late 1980s, Gave was asked by the Detroit Red Wings to reach behind the Iron Curtain and initiate contact with the... Read More
César Brioso, “Last Seasons in Havana: The Castro Revolution and the End of Professional Baseball In Cuba” (U Nebraska Press, 2019)
Today we are joined by César Brioso, author of the book Last Seasons in Havana: The Castro Revolution and the End of Professional Baseball In Cuba (University of Nebraska Press, 2019). Blending the love for baseball fans in Cuba had during the 1950s with the political upheaval that led to... Read More