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Pride of Havana A History of Cuban Baseball

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ISBN-10: 0195146050

ISBN-13: 9780195146059

Edition: 2001

Authors: Roberto Gonz�lez Echevarr�a

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From the first amateur leagues of the 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, here is the definitive history of baseball in Cuba. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria expertly traces the arc of the game, intertwining its heroes and their stories with the politics, music, dance, and literature of the Cuban people. What emerges is more than a story of balls and strikes, but a richly detailed history of Cuba told from the unique cultural perch of the baseball diamond. Filling a void created by Cuba's rejection of bullfighting and Spanish hegemony, baseball quickly became a crucial stitch in the complex social fabric of the island. By the early 1940s Cuba had become major…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Roberto Gonz�lez Echevarr�a is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures at Yale University.

First Pitch
The Last Game
From a House Divided to a Full House
A Cuban Belle �poque
The Golden Age
The Great Amateur Era
The Revival of the Cuban League
The Age of Gold
Baseball and Revolution