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Labor Day Weekend Special: Late summer sports reads

TweetInstead of my usual Monday Sports History File post, I’m offering up this collection of outstanding stories from the last week or so that dovetail with the sports book/history/culture theme of this blog. I really do appreciate the labor of these writers.
I’ll be back with another Midweek Books post on Wednesday, and it’s about a [...]

Discovering the wonders of ‘cricklit’

TweetI’ve never watched an innings of cricket. Nor have I opened one of the many books written about it, both fiction and non-fiction, that reveal the long history and deep lore of a sport as synonymous with the peak of the British Empire as baseball is with the rise of the modern American nation.
But after [...]