HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

But Didn't We Have Fun?: An Informal History…
Loading...

But Didn't We Have Fun?: An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era,…

by Peter Morris

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
592200,849 (3.83)3

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

Showing 2 of 2
Being an "informal history" of baseball's very early days. Morris' thesis is that historians have underestimated the fun quotient in their accounts of early baseball. His approach pays very little attention to individual games or players, certainly not the prominent ones, but simply uses recollections of the players as well as newspaper accounts of the day to generate a mental picture of the old days out at the old ballyard. He succeeds in this quite richly. If one wanted to quibble a little, I could have done with less emphasis on examples from his home state and perhaps letting his thesis speak for itself rather than his occasional attempts to shoehorn material into it. ( )
  Big_Bang_Gorilla | May 13, 2011 |
A good, fun read. Could have used a bit of editing to tighten up the text. ( )
  KApplebaum | Jan 17, 2010 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
12 wanted1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.83)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3
3.5
4 4
4.5
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 118,652,665 books! | Top bar: Always visible