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The Pride Of Havana

The Pride
Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195349177
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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 conduit in spreading the game throughout Latin America, and a proving ground for some of the greatest talent in all of baseball, where white major leaguers and Negro League players from the U.S. all competed on the same fields with the cream of Latin talent. Indeed, readers will be introduced to several black ballplayers of Afro-Cuban descent who played in the Major Leagues before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier once and for all. Often dramatic, and always culturally resonant, Gonzalez Echevarria's narrative expertly lays open the paradox of fierce Cuban independence from the U.S. with Cuba's love for our national pastime. It shows how Fidel Castro cannily associated himself with the sport for patriotic p.r.--and reveals that his supposed baseball talent is purely mythical. Based on extensive primary research and a wealth of interviews, the colorful, often dramatic anecdotes and stories in this distinguished book comprise the most comprehensive history of Cuban baseball yet published and ultimately adds a vital lost chapter to the history of baseball in the U.S.
The Pride of Havana
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-05-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
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
The Pride
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Wallace Ford
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-01 - Publisher: Dafina
From the glitz and glamour to the power struggles and private dramas, this intriguing portrait of New York’s African-American elite uncovers all the secrets only an insider could reveal ... Sture Jorgenson’s rise from a dishwasher to part-owner of a trendy restaurant has him rubbing elbows with many powerful people,
The Pride Omnibus
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Joe Glass
Categories: Comic books, strips, etc
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
"Collects The pride volume 1, The pride volume 2, The pride adventures volume 1"--Copyright page.
The Pride
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Judith Saxton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-31 - Publisher: Random House
Book One in the compelling Neyler Quartet, following the triumphs and tragedies of a wealthy family through the first fifty tumultuous years of the twentieth century Book One in the compelling Neyler Quartet 1901 Tina Rose is the beloved daughter of a wealthy Jewish family, while Edward grew up with
The Pride of the Yankees
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Richard Sandomir
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-13 - Publisher: Hachette UK
"I CONSIDER MYSELF THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH." On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig delivered what has been called "baseball's Gettysburg Address" at Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that included the phrase that would become legendary. He died two years later and his
Booth (Rise of the Pride, Book 9)
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Theresa Hissong
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-14 - Publisher: Theresa Hissong
Booth Rise of the Pride Book 9 A new Guardian has arrived, and she will change everything. Booth Woods has lived a quiet, rewarding life as a Guardian to the Shaw pride. He’d planned out his life, never wanting to take on a mate. When Jade O’Connor arrives, requesting to
The Pride of Minnesota
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Thom Henninger
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Thom Henninger provides a nostalgic look at the era’s elite Minnesota Twins teams and the turbulent times in which they competed in four dramatic American League pennant races between 1965 and 1970.
The Pride of Zenobia
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Danuta Deeb
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-21 - Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
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Language: en
Pages: 56
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Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-30 - Publisher: Theresa Hissong
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