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The Chicago Cubs by Warren Brown
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Apr 30, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: baseball
Recommended for: Serious Cubs fans
Read from April 30 to June 27, 2010 — I own a copy

The book is written to be a quick read, but because of the 1940s journalistic style of writing, it still tends to be difficult to get through at times. On the other hand, it would make a great primer for someone who wanted to imitate baseball journalism from that point in time.

The book covers the history of the Cubs into 1946, the year after the team's last appearance in the World Series. The one thing that I found remarkable is that some things about the Cubs never change, although baseball itself has, to some extent. The author tries to convey a sense of who the players and management were and what they represented to the history of the team.

Definitely recommended to a serious fan of the Cubs. I'm sure there are more recently written books which provide better descriptions of the events related here, but probably not with the same sense of being there.
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