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    • The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

    • How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game
    • By: Edward Achorn
    • Narrated by: Ax Norman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Chris Von der Ahe knew next to nothing about baseball when he risked his life’s savings to found the St. Louis Browns, the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important - and funniest - figures in the game’s history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good sense of the times

    • By Keith on 04-21-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fifty-Nine in '84

    • By: Edward Achorn
    • Narrated by: Ax Norman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 38
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    In 1884, Providence Grays pitcher Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn won an astounding 59 games - more than anyone in major-league history ever had before, or has since. He then went on to win all three games of baseball's first World Series. Fifty-nine in '84 tells the dramatic story not only of that amazing feat of grit but also of big-league baseball two decades after the Civil War - a brutal, bloody sport played barehanded, the profession of uneducated, hard-drinking men who thought little of cheating outrageously or maiming an opponent to win.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Long forgotten era of baseball giants

    • By Brian on 04-29-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Beyond Baseball: The Sport of Dreams (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2093
    • By: Mr. Jesse Katz, Mr. Mark Kurlansky, Mr. Edward Achorn
    • Narrated by: Mr. David Davis
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93