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Dr. Harvey Frommer on Sports

Sports Book Review

The Book Review:  "THE OPEN:  GOLF'S OLDEST MAJOR."

There are sports books and there are sports books and then there is "THE OPEN: GOLF'S OLDEST MAJOR." You don't even have to be a fan of golf or know much  about it to want to own and savor this wondrous tome.

"THE OPEN: GOLF'S OLDEST MAJOR" (Rizzoli, $60.00, 304 pages, 9" X 12"/ 240 color and black and white illustrations) with text by Donald Steel, a foreword by Arnold Palmer, afterword by Peter Dawson - -is quite a package. Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Open Championship, Rizzoli has  partnered with R&A and Getty Images for this massive and significant undertaking.
 
The book is like a time machine as it profiles and praises goes back through time to the 14 iconic links along the coastline of Britain where the Open has been staged. A chapter focused on each course, highlights special moments, tradition, competitors are just a small part of the content.   HIGHLY NOTABLE
 
From Arcadia Publishers comes a quartette of interesting books in their "Images of Baseball" series. There is "Chicago Cubs Baseball on Catalina Island," "Eastern Shore League," "Baseball in Birmingham" and "South Carolina Sports Legends." All in paper, all priced at $21.99, all with a regional slant.
 
From MVP Books comes Minnesota Twins by Dennis Bracklin and Patrick Reusse ($30.00, 192 pages, ) and Philadelphia Phillies by Rich Westcott ($25.00, 144 pages). For fans of these teams these coffee table books are recommended with their many photos and stories about the Twins and the Phillies.

Skyhorse Publishing offers two paperbacks: "Red Sox by the Numbers" by Bill Nowlin and Mathew Silverman and "Yankees by the Numbers." Both are priced at $14.95 and proclaim they present "a complete team history . . .by uniform number."

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About the Author:

Harvey Frommer is in his  38th year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to acclaim in 2011.  The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One. 

His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today, Men's Heath, The Sporting News, among other publications.

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Harvey Frommer along with his wife, Myrna Katz  Frommer are the authors of five critically acclaimed oral/cultural histories, professors at Dartmouth  College, and travel writers who specialize in cultural history, food, wine, and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. 

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