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With the 50th anniversary of the Brooklyn Dodger's only world championship coming in 2005, Joseph McCauley's Ebbets Field: Brooklyn's Baseball Shrine offers a nostalgic and timely treasure for baseball fans.
Ebbets Field was home to the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers for over 40 years and during that time baseball saw many historic changes that originated there. From the first televised major league game to Jackie Robinson crashing the color barrier, Ebbets Field hosted a mind boggling variety of events in its 47 years of existence.
The park was a community meeting place in Brooklyn. Church services, political rallies and even movie showings were held there. Boxing, Olympic trials, professional, college and high school football, soccer and the circus were a few of the many other events that took place there. However, it was foremost a baseball stadium where loving fans came to adore their hometown heroes.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   Early 1900's Nationality?    -   American--Northeast History of Art?    -   Yes Kind of art    -   Sports

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   simple laborers Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Big City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is very moderate

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Book makes you feel...    -   encouraged How much romance?    -   1 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes How much humor?    -   4 () If humorous, kind of humor    -   gentle humor Historical short story collection?    -   Yes Minor characters feature lots of:    -   blue collar types Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A significant amount Length of book    -   Less than 150 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   2 ()

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