The Eastern Stars

The Eastern Stars A Fantastic Social History From The Author Of Salt And Cod USA Today In The Dominican Republic Town Of San Pedro De Macor S, Baseball Is Often Seen As The Only Way To A Better Life For Those Who Make It, The Million Dollar Paychecks From Major League Baseball Mean That Not Only They, But Their Entire Families As Well, Have Been Saved From Grinding Poverty The Succes I can t believe just how bad this was.It was an aimless look at baseball in the Dominican Republic town of San Pedro I think That s what Kurlansky tells me this is about There is some information on how the town came to be and the role of the sugar markets But the books drifts from topic to topic, often repeating itself in a way that reads like bad editing and hasty first draft writing.And perhaps there are readers who know nothing about baseball, but this is written as if to explain baseb I can t believe just how bad this was.It was an aimless look at baseball in the Dominican Republic town of San Pedro I
This book badly needed to be written May it please be put on library shelves, replacing dull histories of the Yankees, Red Sox, and Brooklyn Dodgers Mark Kurlansky, meanwhile, ain t Walt Whitman, and no disrespect to Whitman, but that s a good thing Baseball lovers will be disproportionately attracted to the book, but it notably is not about baseball, and it s not geared toward baseball fans It sabout the surrounding society and the history of how this small island has changed and been This book badly needed to be written May it please be put on library shelves, replacing dull histories of the Yankees, Red Sox, and Brooklyn Dodgers Mark Kurlansky, meanwhile, ain t Walt Whitman, and no dis
Mmmm Not as enthralling as Kurlansky s best works, nor as thorough I don t think that the book was as much about HOW baseball changed San Pedro as it was about WHY San Pedro produces so many Major League players, so if you re expectingof a baseball and all its money came to town, here s what happened story, that s not what you ll be getting It sof a why baseball and all its money came to San Pedro in the
Once again, the moral of the story is that practice, the willingness to devote your time, energy and focus to something, will result in making you better at it.The rules that make it cheaper to sign a 16 year old Dominican, instead of an 18 year old US citizen are both part of the problem of the decline of baseball, and a logical response to that decline in the US In places the stuff about rules and fans and how teams find talent, reminded me of the wistfulness of Fever Pitch It seems like tea Once again, the moral of the story is that practice, the willingness to devote your time, energy and focus to something
ark Kurlansky wrote one of my favorite books Salt and one book I used for summer reading for my European History class Cod Kurlansky specializes in bringing together the most varied strings of information to produce an overall history of a single item I was very excited for this book, as 1 I am a baseball nut.2 I love the other three books of his that I have read.Alas, it was no
San Pedro de Macoris is a city in the Dominican Republic population nearly 200,000 as of 2010 which is famous for producing numerous major league baseball players over the past 50 years, including stars such as Rico Carty, Pedro Guerrero, Joaquin Andujar, Julio Franco, Sammy Sosa, Alfonso Soriano, and Robinson Cano It s been justly described as the richest hotbed of baseball talent in the world This book delves into the history of the city its nation and the players themselves, investigati San Pedro de Macoris is a city in the Dominican Republic population nearly 200,000 as of 2010 which is famous for producing numerous major league baseball players over the past 50 years, including stars such as Rico Carty, Pedro Guerrero, Joaquin Andujar, Julio Franco, Sammy Sosa, Alfonso Soriano, and Robinson Cano It s been justly described as the richest hotbed of baseball talent in the world This book delves into the history of the city its nation and the players themselves, investigating how this came to be, and what the impact has been on the city That last aspect makes the most interesting reading it s hard to begrudge these players their multi million dollar
The subtitle of The Eastern Stars is accurate, but incomplete As with just about everything Kurlansky writes, there s a whole lot of background leading up to the main theme The book is certainly about baseball changing San Pedro, but it s also about everything else that impacted San Pedro and the rest of the Dominican Republic, as well as quite a bit of baseball history.The early chapters are largely about the origins of the city of San Pedro, and how it became
I feel a little bad giving this a poor review, because there is a lot to like about it I read it because it is the time of the year for baseball books, and I didn t know anything about the history of baseball in the Dominican Republic I have been playing around with a lecture on the spread of sports in the Americas, and there is lots of interesting stuff here that I could throw in.But then I started to notice mistakes And once I started noticing them they kept popping up First it was little I feel a little bad giving this a poor review, because there is a lot to like about it I read it because it is the time of the year for baseball books, and I didn t know anything about the history of baseball in the Dominican Republic I have been playing around with a lecture on the spread of sports in the Americas, and there is lots of interesting stuff here that I could throw in.But then I started to notice mistakes And once I started noticing them they kept popping up First it was little grammar stuff, like misplaced modifiers Then sentences that popped up out of nowhere and seemed to belong elsewhere in the book There is one sentence about Sammy Sosa that sh
Both the sheer number of errors and the obvious nature of these errors in this book is incredibly surprising Why would any book about baseball claim, as Kurlansky does, that Hector Carrasco had a 3.99 ERA and had hit 69 home runs in his career or that, similarly, Guillermo Mota had a career ERA of 3.93 and had hit 67 home runs This evinces a fundamental lack of understanding of the game Perhaps it is just to troll people who care about baseball Maybe all sports, as Kurlansky refers to th Both the sheer number of errors and the obvious nature of these errors in this book is incredibly surprising Why would any book about baseball claim, as Kurlansky does, that Hector Carrasco
This was an interesting book, and incredibly insightful As Major League Baseball is becoming integratedandby players from around the world, this was a great look at the history of baseball in the Dominican Republic, and how their love for the game developed from its earliest origins From the difficulty of Jackie Robinson breaking the

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • The Eastern Stars
  • Mark Kurlansky
  • English
  • 18 July 2017
  • 1594485054