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A Nice Little Place on the North Side

Wrigley Field At One Hundred

By George F Will

“George Will on baseball. Perfect.”—Los Angeles Times
 
In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history?
 
Winding beautifully like Wrigley’s iconic ivy, Will’s meditation on “The Friendly Confines” examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field’s legend and the larger-than-life characters—from Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck, Durocher, and Banks—who brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores his childhood connections to the team, the Cubs’ future, and what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility.

In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself.

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Book

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780385349314


Format: Book
Author: Will, George F
Title: A nice little place on the North Side : Wrigley Field at one hundred / George F. Will.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Archetype, [2014]
Subject: Wrigley Field (Chicago, Ill.) -- History. Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) -- History.
Isbn: 9780385349314 (hardback)
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Format: Book
Author: Will, George F.
Title: A nice little place on the North Side : Wrigley Field at one hundred / George F. Will.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Archetype, [2014]
Description: 223 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects: Wrigley Field (Chicago, Ill.) -- History.
Subjects: Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) -- History.
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2013036084
ISBN: 9780385349314 (hardback)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 796.35706 Wil