The Resource Baseball's creation myth : Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown story, Brian Martin

Baseball's creation myth : Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown story, Brian Martin

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Baseball's creation myth : Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown story
Title
Baseball's creation myth
Title remainder
Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown story
Statement of responsibility
Brian Martin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The story about baseball's being invented in Cooperstown, New York, in 1839 by Civil War hero Abner Doubleday seemed to prove America's national pastime was an American game, not derived from the English children's game of rounders as had been believed. This book provides a surprising answer about the origins of America's most durable myth"--Provided by publisher
Dewey number
796.35709747/67
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV863.N72
LC item number
M37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Baseball's creation myth : Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown story, Brian Martin
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Baseball's creation myth : Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown story, Brian Martin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209210) and index
Contents
A simple letter -- A son of Cooperstown -- A letter from Denver -- The doctor moves on -- Eleven years in Denver -- The doctor strikes out -- Filling a need -- The myth exposed, promoted, adopted -- An unhappy ending -- Cooperstown prevails -- Remembering the storytellers -- Testing a tale -- Grand theft, baseball?
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Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 215 pages
Isbn
9780786471997
Lccn
2013009397
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
1013941
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