Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game (Free)


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    Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game (Free) uiz What city was the Forest City team from The Kekionga These are two of baseball's earlier teams from the 1870sIf you are a baseball fan and interested in the sport's history this book would be a fun read It is written in a rather non linear fashion which can frustrate one but nonetheless it ends up working out pretty well I enjoyed this

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    FREE READ à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Join or create book clubs Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game (Free) in magnificently researched detailJohn Thorn's Baseball in the Garden of Eden is and exuisite examination of the true origins of baseball and he makes a compelling case for showing its provenance does lie with Abner Doubleday at Cooperstown Thorn traces the arcs of pre baseball activities In the New World features of play common to to the ga

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    FREE READ à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Join or create book clubs Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game (Free) Being a fallen away baseball fan I haven't paid much attention to the sport for some time but when I came across this while browsing it immediately caught my interestAlthough the focus is on the origins and history of the early game it provides a vivid snapshot of 19th Century America and the sometimes subtle sometimes blunt influence baseball had on our culture What's remarkable to me is that appears to be nothing new under the s

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    Join or create book clubs ✓ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Join or create book clubs Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game (Free) After reading the first four chapters Very hard to get into this book The writing seems like John Thorn has bad ADHD Each chapter bounces around to several subjects Hard to follow Hopefully I can pick up and read

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    Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game (Free) In Baseball in the Garden of Eden Thorn achieves an admirable balance between a story about baseball and a detailed reference work The scope and attention to detail of this work may turn off some readers but you

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    Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game (Free) If you are a fan of history and baseball you will like this bookI can't say it is light and entertaining but it is extremely well researched and documented It is a fascinating perspectivethis guy knows his stuff Is baseball really America's Game Read the book

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    Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game (Free) Join or create book clubs ✓ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game This book was a true joy More about America’s National spirit than any one specific topic It is also a book about history myth and their intersection A must for fans of baseball and America

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    Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game (Free) Chapter 1 to 8 very good Chapter 9 to 12 very dull too much about the theosophist and Albert Spalding

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Blunt influence baseball had on our culture What s remarkable to me is that appears to be nothing new under the sun baseball was troubled by union issues nearly from its outset dominated by conniving owners tainted with the American original sin of racism and promoted as the Great Pastime by a broad societal spectrum as an example of American ingenuity and vision Odd facts I picked up include Brooklyn wasn t part of New York City until 1898 hey I m from Chicago The name Pool for pocket Billiards Came As A Result came as a result gambling on baseball The odd connection between early baseball and a now nearly extinct New Age religionphilosophy called Theosophy New Age cults are nothing new The significant role played by Albert Spaulding in the evolution of the gameEntertaining read recommended for baseball fans or those interested in 19 Century American culture in magnificently researched detailJohn Thorn s Baseball in the Garden of Eden is and exuisite examination of the true origins of baseball and he makes a compelling case for showing its provenance does ie with Abner Doubleday at Cooperstown Thorn traces the arcs of pre baseball activities In the New World features of play common to to the game we understand as baseball today are well documented into The Mid 18th Century mid 18th century in advance of the Doubleday meme Thorn shows evidence of other bat games that go deep into pre Christian history to bolster the case for other evolutionary pathsMost of this book focuses on the growth of baseball in New England and New York Thorn chronicles the history with reverence and delivers one gem after another eventually presenting us with a tiara of the game we now recognizeAlong the way we are treated to insights into a world that was both simpler and menacing cholera and other disease outbreaks. Popular in Massachusetts and Philadelphia He shows how the sports increasing popularity in the early decades of the nineteenth century mirrored the migration of young men from farms and small towns to cities especially New York And he charts the rise of secret professionalism and the origin of the notorious reserve clause essential innovations for gamblers and capitalists No matter how much you know about the history of baseball you will find something new in every chapter Thorn also introduces us to a host of early baseball stars who helped to drive the tremendous popularity and growth of the game in the postCivil War era Jim Creighton perhaps the first true professional player; Candy Cummings the pitcher who claimed to have invented the curveball; Albert Spalding the ballplayer who would grow rich from the game and shape its creation myth; Hall of Fame brothers George and Harry Wright; Cap Anson the first man to record three thousand hits. Had their effects on New York players in the years before the Civil WarI read this book in the week before MLB s opening day and it was a welcome reminder that winter will not ast forever Whether you re a baseball fan or perhaps interested in the seminal influences of one of America s greatest iconic sporting cultures this book will entertain and inform uiz What city was The Forest City Team From The Kekionga These Are Two Forest City team from The Kekionga These are two baseball s earlier teams from the 1870sIf you are a baseball fan and interested in the sport s history this book would be a fun read It is written in a rather non inear fashion which can frustrate one but nonetheless it ends up working out pretty well I enjoyed this book Do you believe that Abner Doubleday had anything to do with the origin of baseball Prepare to be disappointed But even stranger how did Doubleday come to be so honored as was his home town of Cooperstown NYThis book goes back well before Doubleday and other purported founders to show where the game evolved from Cricket Rounders The Massachusetts game The New York game And so on Certainly the precursors of American baseball were apparent before Abner Doubleday allegedly invented the game in the early 1840sMany of baseball s early stars and founding figures are discussed here Harry Wright Candy Cummings Cap Anson and A G Spalding baseball figures are discussed here Harry Wright Candy Cummings Cap Anson and A G Spalding baseball and ater businessman Indeed the story of Spalding helps to explain Doubleday s honor No spoilers here but he his paramour and future wife Elizabeth Churchill Mayer and Abner Doubleday were all Theosophists with Doubleday at one point serving as President of the societyAll sorts of historical byways are explored were all Theosophists with Doubleday at one point serving as President of the societyAll sorts of historical byways are explored baseball and in the Carson Pirie Scott: Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store larger societyAot of fun Oh by the way it was the Rockford IL Forest Citys and the Fort Wayne Kekiong. And a virulent racist; and many others Add bluff bluster and bravado and toss in an illicit romance an unknown son a Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities 1580-1620 lost ball club an epidemic scare and you have a baseball detective storyike none ever written Thorn shows how a small religious cult became instrumental in the commission that was established to determine the origins of the game and why the selection of Abner Doubleday as baseballs father was as strangely Chameleon Hours logical as it was patently absurd Entertaining from the first page to theast Baseball in the Garden of Eden is a tale of good and evil and the snake proves the most interesting character It is full of heroes scoundrels and dupes; it containsscandal by far than the 1919 Black Sox World Series fix More than a history of the game Baseball in the Garden of Eden tells the story of nineteenth century America a Chicago Architecture (Architecture Urbanism) land of opportunity andimitation of glory and greedall present in the wondrous alloy that is our nation and its pasti. 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Very interesting for a newbie Chapter 1 to 8 very good Chapter 9 to 12 very dull too much about the theosophist and Albert Spalding This book was good Chapter 9 to 12 very dull too much about the theosophist and Albert Spalding This book was true joy More about America s National spirit than any one specific topic It is also a book about histor As advertised If you are a fan of history and baseball you will ike this bookI can t say it is ight and entertaining but it is extremely well researched and documented It is a fascinating perspectivethis guy knows his stuff Is baseball really America s Game Read the book In Baseball in the Garden of Eden Thorn achieves an admirable balance between a story about baseball and a detailed reference work The scope and attention to detail of this work may turn off some readers but you don t have to be an academic to enjoy the twists and turns and historical details Thorn assembles here Some wonderful individual stories weave in and out of the than 100 years of history presented with plenty of curiosities historical coincidences and baseball trivia for anyone But in addition Thorn has the ability to tell the story so although at times the historical details burden it a bit he delivers an almost epic tale for any fan of baseball or early American history After reading the first four chapters Very hard to get into this book The writing seems ike John Thorn has bad ADHD Each chapter bounces around to several subjects Hard to follow Hopefully I can pick up and read again in he near future Very bad editing Being a fallen away baseball fan I haven
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paid much to the sport for some time but when I came across this while browsing it immediately caught my interestAlthough the focus is on the origins and history of the early game it provides a vivid snapshot of 19th Century America and the sometimes subtle sometimes. Think you know how the game of baseball began Think again Forget Abner Doubleday and Cooperstown Forget Alexander Joy Cartwright and the New York Knickerbockers Instead meet Daniel Lucius Adams William Rufus Wheaton and Louis Fenn Wadsworth each of whom has a stronger claim to baseball paternity than Doubleday or Cartwright But did baseball even have a fatheror did it just evolve from other bat and ball games John Thorn baseballs preeminent historian examines the creation story of the game and finds it all to be a gigantic Building the South Side: Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919 lie not only the Doubledayegend so ong recognized with a wink and a nudge From its earliest days baseball was a vehicle for gambling much ike cricket a farpopular game in early America a proxy form of class warfare infused with racism as was the Classic Rough News larger society invigorated if ultimately corrupted by gamblers hustlers and shady entrepreneurs Thorn traces the rise of the New York version of the game over other variations.