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Author Elias, Robert, 1950-
Title The empire strikes out : how baseball sold U.S. foreign policy and promoted the American way abroad / Robert Elias
Imprint New York : New Press, [2010]
Distributed by Perseus Distribution
©2010


Descript xiii, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
OCLC # 320803609
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Baseball -- Social aspects
Baseball -- Public opinion
Sports in popular culture
United States -- Foreign relations



LOCATION CALL NO. STATUS
 GLEESON STACKS  GV867.64 .E45 2010    CHECK SHELVES
Descript xiii, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Author Elias, Robert, 1950-
Subject Baseball -- Social aspects
Baseball -- Public opinion
Sports in popular culture
United States -- Foreign relations
Descript xiii, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Baseball -- Social aspects
Baseball -- Public opinion
Sports in popular culture
United States -- Foreign relations
LOCATION CALL NO. STATUS
 GLEESON STACKS  GV867.64 .E45 2010    CHECK SHELVES

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Roger Kahn, author of Boys of Summer X
May 21 2010
The Empire Strikes Out is a rare and wonderful combination of splendid scholarship and lively writing. Robert Elias� affection for baseball illuminates its pages, even when he is unearthing episodes of organized baseball�s racism, jingoism, unbridled militarism and insensitivity to other cultures. Simultaneously, and gracefully, the book describes the development of baseball and its impact overseas as a sort of quasi instrument of American foreign policy. The recent internationalization of major-league rosters makes the book particularly timely. A truly fine work. Highly recommended.
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