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At Fenway: Dispatches from Red Sox Nation
The author of the sports classic The Curse of the Bambino relates the history and lore of one of the world's most celebrated sports franchises, the Boston Red Sox, and their beloved and venerable home, Fenway Park.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 25th 1997 by Broadway Books
(first published 1996)
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It's an OK review of the Red Sox history though I liked the book "Red Sox Nation" better. This seems to be too much from the perspective of 'beat reporters' and not first-hand player info and interviews (which Red Sox Nation had). I did like the last two chapters on the Jimmy Fund and "Save Fenway" though.
Comprehensive coverage of not only the Red Sox history but the stadium too. This is a rare subject, not every ball team deserves a book such as this one, the Sox do have a rich history and this story needed to be told. It does get a little dry in some areas (it took me 11 months to finish the book, I would read it off and on.). I thought Shaugnessy did a good job of informing the reader of the history and using his own personal accounts too. This book was written before the Sox went on to win th ...more
Long time Boston Globe columnist writes of the unique history, the allure, and the passion of baseball played by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Uncovers a few good tidbits of info along the way. Having attended games here since 1973, let me tell you, it's always an event.
Dan Shaughnessy is an award-winning columnist for the Boston Globe and the author of several sports books, including The Curse of the Bambino, a best-selling classic. Seven times Shaughnessy has been voted one of America’s top ten sports columnists by Associated Press Sports Editors and named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Early ...moreMore about Dan Shaughnessy...