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Red Sox Nation: An Unexpurgated History of the Boston Red Sox

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  45 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Five-time New York Times best-selling author Peter Golenbock brings forth the definitive oral history of the Boston Red Sox. His focus is on the players, managers and owners who were the colorful characters and legends that guided their legion of fans. This isn't some dusty, boring retelling of the franchise's history; Golenbock goes back and forth from laying out the fact ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Triumph Books (first published March 30th 2005)
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Chris
Mar 15, 2014 Chris added it
Perhaps its the style of American sports writing or perhaps i'm not the Red Sox fan I thought I was but this book was really boring!

I live in the UK but started watching Red Sox games on TV and my PC after a trip to New England in '07 I bought this book shortly after, keen to learn all about this sports team. I really wish I hadn't

The Red Sox are an interesting team with an interesting history but this book was not written for people who know nothing about baseball, in fact this book assumes an
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Kendra
Mar 30, 2010 Kendra rated it liked it
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People laugh when I say that I have read this, but I am not sorry that I did. My husband is a devoted Red Sox fan. To understand that loyalty, started when he was just a very young boy with his father and brother, is to understand history as well...from Babe Ruth to the crazy "curse" - it's a good sports book with a great deal of history as well. A wonderful gift for men and women who love the game...as long as they aren't Yankees fans! HA!




John
Aug 22, 2014 John rated it really liked it
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Interesting look at the history of the Red Sox from the late 1800s, when they were the Boston Pilgrams, to the current 2004 World Series Champion Red Sox! It really gave me an appreciation for the current management team who really cares about baseball, the loyal Red Sox fan base and keeping the team competitive. When you read the history of all the bad management that has preceded the current team it makes you wonder how they EVER won a championship --- from the owner who sold Babe Ruth to pay ...more
John Silva
Jan 31, 2016 John Silva rated it really liked it
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Interesting look at the history of the Red Sox from the late 1800s, when they were the Boston Pilgrams, to the current 2004 World Series Champion Red Sox! It really gave me an appreciation for the current management team who really cares about baseball, the loyal Red Sox fan base and keeping the team competitive. When you read the history of all the bad management that has preceded the current team it makes you wonder how they EVER won a championship --- from the owner who sold Babe Ruth to pay ...more
Bern
Mar 05, 2015 Bern rated it liked it
I wish I had read the older edition of this book. The first 80% is great. It's full of entertaining and enlightening quotes from the eminent (Ted Williams) and the eminently quotable (Bill Lee).
It doesn't shy away from the dark times in the teams history or Boston's persistent racism.


Gollenbock is a terrible writer, and the less he writes, the better. Unfortunately, the newer chapters (post-sale) are less oral history and more history history. I don't need blow-by-blow recaps of each game of t
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Phil
May 24, 2016 Phil rated it really liked it


Funny thing about this book......I had read it before! After reading at least a half dozen Red Sox books, things start to blur together. This book has a unique style of incorporating thoughts from people who may have a connection to the time the author is writing about. About halfway through the book, I went to my bookshelf, and there it was under the original name.

The new version picks up where the other left off and takes you through the new ownership and the 2004 World Series. Interesting th
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Tyler Mayer
May 22, 2016 Tyler Mayer rated it it was amazing
One of the most extensive records of the Red Sox. I enjoyed both the historical aspect and the commentary involved. A must-read for all Red Sox fans.
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