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    • The Catcher Was a Spy

    • The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
    • By: Nicholas Dawidoff
    • Narrated by: Jeff Kramer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 47
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    The only Major League ballplayer whose baseball card is on display at the headquarters of the CIA, Moe Berg has the singular distinction of having both a 15-year career as a catcher for such teams as the New York Robins and the Chicago White Sox and that of a spy for the OSS during World War II. Here, Dawidoff provides "a careful and sympathetic biography" ( Chicago Sun-Times) of this enigmatic man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Baseball & Espionage: A Few of my Favorite Things

    • By Jonathan Love on 12-31-14

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Paper Lion

    • Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback
    • By: George Plimpton, Nicholas Dawidoff - foreword
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    George Plimpton was perhaps best known for Paper Lion, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when 60 high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still great, after all these years!

    • By D. Lichtenstein on 06-15-17

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Collision Low Crossers

    • A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football
    • By: Nicholas Dawidoff
    • Narrated by: David DeVries
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
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      4 out of 5 stars 120
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      4 out of 5 stars 120

    We watch football every Sunday, but we don't really see it. By spending a year with the New York Jets, Nicholas Dawidoff explored the game in such an intimate way that he can now put you right inside the NFL. Collision Low Crossers is a story that is part Paper Lion and part Moneyball, part Friday Night Lights and part The Office.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must listen for the NFL junkie

    • By R. Anderson on 05-20-14

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Crowd Sounds Happy

    • A Story of Love, Madness, and Baseball
    • By: Nicholas Dawidoff
    • Narrated by: Pat Young
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Growing up in a doomed hometown with a missing father and a single mother, Nicholas Dawidoff listened to baseball every night on his bedside radio, the professional ballplayers gradually becoming the men in his life. A portrait of a childhood shaped by a stoical, enterprising mother, a disturbed, dangerous father, the private world of baseball, and the awkwardness of first love, The Crowd Sounds Happy is the moving tale of a spirited boy's coming-of-age in troubled times.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The New Yorker, September 17, 2012 (Steve Coll, David Makovsky, Nicholas Dawidoff)

    • By: Steve Coll, David Makovsky, Nicholas Dawidoff
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Highlights
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    In this issue: "Conventional Wisdom", by Steve Coll; "The Silent Strike", by David Makovsky; "Quarterback Shuffle", by Nicholas Dawidoff; "It Ain’t Necessarily So", by Anthony Gottlieb; "Sail Away", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95