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Description - The Celebrant by Eric Rolfe Greenberg

The first two decades of the twentieth century were a time of promise and innocence in America. Hardworking immigrants could achieve the American dream; heroes were truly heroic. Eric Rolfe Greenberg brilliantly and authentically chronicles the real-life saga of the first national baseball hero, Christy Mathewson, and the fictional story of a Jewish immigrant family of jewelers. In these pages Mathewson and other great players like John McGraw, Honus Wagner, and Connie Mack discover the realities behind the shining illusions: the burdens of being a hero and the temptations that taint success.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803270374
ISBN-10: 0803270372
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Imprint: Bison Books
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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