Essays on 100 of the Best Baseball Books Ever Published
About the Book
Each work, chosen with exquisite care by an expert, is analyzed and summarized. Its greatness as baseball literature, its place in the genre, its peculiarities, weaknesses, strengths, how the critics went for it—all are discussed in such a way, with quotations, that reading or browsing Shannon’s book is equivalent to absorbing a rich history of the sport.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2004 
Book Reviews & Awards
“Mike Shannon is a name well known to serious baseball fans”—Sports Collectors Digest; “a remarkable survey of baseball literature…. For each [:] the content, author’s background, and the book’s significance—often with critical comments of others. A unique resource useful for selection, reference, and yes, fun reading”—Library Journal; “outstanding”—Choice.