aGeorge Will on baseball. Perfect.aaLos Angeles Times In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history? Winding beautifully like Wrigleyas iconic ivy, Willas meditation on aThe Friendly Confinesa examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the fieldas legend and the larger-than-life charactersafrom Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck, Durocher, and Banksawho brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores his childhood connections to the team, the Cubsa future, and what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility. In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself.In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself.
|Title||:||A Nice Little Place on the North Side|
|Publisher||:||Crown Archetype - 2014-03-25|