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The Resource War fever : Boston, baseball, and America in the shadow of the Great War, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith

War fever : Boston, baseball, and America in the shadow of the Great War, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith

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War fever : Boston, baseball, and America in the shadow of the Great War
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War fever
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Boston, baseball, and America in the shadow of the Great War
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Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
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Boston, baseball, and America in the shadow of the Great War
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eng
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"In War Fever, celebrated sports historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith explore the monumental changes taking place in Boston during the Great War through the stories of three men: Karl Muck, the German conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra;Charles Whittlesey, a Harvard Law Student who was called to service and became an unlikely leader; and perhaps the most famous baseball player of all time, the Red Sox's Babe Ruth. Each was cast into the turmoil of the war, and each emerged as a public figure of one sort or another: one a villain, one a hero,one an athlete.Throughout the war, Bostonians lived on high alert; fearing an attack on the city's harbor, mines were anchored in the bay and a wire net stretched across the channels to prevent German submarines from encroaching. In an ethnically diverse city, fraught with tension between interventionists and pacifists, the war unleashed intolerance, hostility, and xenophobia. Karl Muck, after allegedly refusing to perform the"Star-Spangled Banner" at a symphony concert, was detained by federal agents and accused of espionage. His arrest soon became a national scandal as he was labeled a "dangerous enemy alien" and sent to an internment camp in Tennessee. Across the Atlantic, on the Western Front, Charles Whittlesey won overnight fame when he refused to surrender the makeshift battalion he commanded to the Germans. Dubbed by newspapers as "the Lost Battalion," Whittlesey and his men symbolized their country's iron resolve in one of the war's bloodiest battles. And for George Herman Ruth, perhaps the most famous German-American at the time, the war was transformative, paving the way for his metamorphosis from the most dominant left-handed pitcher in the game to the sport's greatest slugger. Together, the stories of these three men reveal how a city and a nation confronted the havoc of a new world order, the struggle to endure the war, and all its unforeseen consequences. At once a gripping narrative of American culture in upheaval and a sweeping account of the conflict, War Fever is narrative history at its best."--
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10878352
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1951-
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Roberts, Randy
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974.4/6104
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F73.25
LC item number
.R63 2020
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Smith, John Matthew
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Muck, Karl
  • Ruth, Babe
  • Whittlesey, Charles White
  • Xenophobia
  • Baseball players
  • Germans
  • United States
  • Boston (Mass.)
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Boston, baseball, and America in the shadow of the Great War
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War fever : Boston, baseball, and America in the shadow of the Great War, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-329) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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on1143741858
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
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xix, 344 pages
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9781541672666
Lccn
2019045871
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1143741858
Label
War fever : Boston, baseball, and America in the shadow of the Great War, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1143741858
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 344 pages
Isbn
9781541672666
Lccn
2019045871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1143741858

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