Make no mistake. Our Team is a wonderful book in this sense. It is easy to read. It tells an interesting story built on thorough research in newspapers and secondary sources, skillful organization, pleasant writing, and narrative drive. Epplin gives each of his four main characters equal attention in an account carefully woven out of the cloth of several seasons. For the baseball fan, either serious or casual, even if one’s favorite team is not the Indians, this book can provide several hours of pleasure.
Steven P. Gietschier
Steven P. Gietschier, PhD, is a sports historian and a public historian with degrees from Georgetown University and The Ohio State University. He worked at the Ohio Historical Society, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, and The Sporting News. He taught for eleven years in the History and Geography Department of Lindenwood University before retiring from academic responsibilities.
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Dying is something we all do. Saints, film stars, Olympic athletes, con artists. I feel calmer every time another cool friend pulls it off; if all these smart, funny people have managed to die, could it be so awful to share their fate? Yet much of what we call culture is created to deny death, or at least distract us from it.