9780803270374

Celebrant : A Novel

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  • ISBN13:

    9780803270374

  • ISBN10:

    0803270372

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-01-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

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Summary

The first two decades of the twentieth century were a time of promise and innocence in America. Hardworking immigrants could achieve the American dream; heroes were truly heroic. Eric Rolfe Greenberg brilliantly and authentically chronicles the real-life saga of the first national baseball hero, Christy Mathewson, and the fictional story of a Jewish immigrant family of jewelers. In these pages Mathewson and other great players like John McGraw, Honus Wagner, and Connie Mack discover the realities behind the shining illusions: the burdens of being a hero and the temptations that taint success.

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