This Too Was America

Philadelphia’s Era of Cricket

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About the Book

Cricket in America achieved its greatest acclaim, most extensive organization and highest level of competition in Philadelphia in the mid–19th century. The city took upon itself the burden of representing the entire U.S. during the sport’s emerging international popularity.
It was a story of amazing successes, abysmal failures and engaging personalities—like John B. King, revered to this day as one of the all-time greatest players—and eventual decline and demise. This meticulously researched history examines the origin and rise of a sport’s legacy that, even in its demise, would endure as a lost vision of America’s sporting destiny.

About the Author(s)

Freelance writer and researcher Tom Melville lives in Wisconsin.

Bibliographic Details

Tom Melville
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 245
Bibliographic Info: 12 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9128-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4884-2
Imprint: McFarland