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Cubs Nation: 162 Games. 162 Stories. 1 Addiction.
From Ernie Banks, the legendary Mr. Cub, to Sammy Sosa, today's record-setting sensation, Cubs Nation traces the history of a team that often had everything going for it and yet was so hampered by losses that it came to define the term lovable losers.
Hardcover, 417 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Doubleday Books
(first published 2005)
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I liked this one a lot as it gives a great perspective on the current and past history of the Cubs. I think it does a great job of capturing the spirit of the team and it's history. Each day has a different 1-2 page story of the Cubs, either as a team, it's employees, and the actual game. Even though one knows the outcome to 2004, one can almost sense the impending doom to is sure to find the Chicago squad. This is a great book that doesn't have to be read in 1 sitting but enjoying over time thr ...more
It's been another post-season of anguish for Cubs fans. All that's left for us is to finish off that case of Old Style, dispassionately watch the World Series, and read books like this, the story of the 2004 season, when the Cubs again came oh-so-close.