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Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

 

Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

By Susan Sontag

$16.50

 

Reckless Endangerment

 

Reckless Endangerment

By Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner

$17.04

 

Reflections on the Revolution In Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West

 

Reflections on the Revolution In Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West

By Christopher Caldwell

$19.80

Religion and the Death Penalty: A Call for Reckoning

 

Religion and the Death Penalty: A Call for Reckoning

E.J. Dionne

$28.50

 

Remix

 

Remix

By Lawrence Lessig

$16.35

 

Republic of Noise: The Loss of Solitude in Schools and Culture

 

Republic of Noise: The Loss of Solitude in Schools and Culture

By Diana Senechal

$24.95

Requiem

 

Requiem

By Frances Itani

$24.00

 

Restoring Prosperity: How Workers and Managers Are Forging a New Culture of Cooperation

 

Restoring Prosperity: How Workers and Managers Are Forging a New Culture of Cooperation

By Wellford Wilms

$25.00

 

Rickwood Field: A Century in America’s Oldest Ballpark

 

Rickwood Field: A Century in America’s Oldest Ballpark

Allen Barra

$16.40

Those fortunate fans who attended Opening Day on August 18, 1910 could not have had the slightest inkling that their brand new stadium would one day be the oldest active professional ballpark in America. Nor could they have possibly imagined how dramatically baseball would transform itself over the course of a century. Back then there were no high-powered agents, no steroids dominating the sports headlines, no gleaming, billion-dollar stadiums with corporate sky boxes that lit up the neon sky. There was only the wood and the raw hide, the mitt and the cap, and the game as it was played a few miles from downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Allen Barra has journeyed to his native Alabama to capture the glories of a century of baseball lore. In chronicling Rickwood Field’s history, he also tells of segregated baseball and the legendary Negro Leagues while summoning the ghosts of the players themselves —Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Ted Willians, and Willie Mays — who still haunt baseball’s oldest Cathedral. But Rickwood Field, a place where the Ku Klux Klan once held rallies, has now become a symbol of hope and triumph, a stadium that reflects the evolution of a city where baseball was, for decades, virtually the sole connecting point between blacks and whites. While other fabled stadiums have yielded to the wrecker’s ball, baseball’s Garden of Eden seems increasingly invulnerable to the ravages of time. Indeed, the manually operated scoreboard still uses numbers painted on metal sheets, and on the right field wall, the Burma Shave sign hangs just as it did when the legendary Black Barons called the stadium their own. Not surprisingly, there is no slick or artificial turf here, only grass – and it’s been trodden by the cleats of greats from Shoeless Joe Jackson to Reggie Jackson. Drawing on extensive interviews, best-selling author Barra evokes a southern city once rife with racial tension where a tattered ballpark was, and resplendently still is, a rare beacon of hope. Both a relic of America’s past and a guidepost for baseball’s future, Rickwood Field follows the evolution of a nation and its pastime through our country’s oldest active ballpark. 58 black-and-white photographs

Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement

 

Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement

By Richard Brookhiser

$10.72

 

Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!

 

Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!

By Andrew Breitbart



 

Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001

 

Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001

By Benny Morris



Risk, Ambiguity and Decision

 

Risk, Ambiguity and Decision

By Daniel Ellsberg

$101.79

 

Roll Over Che Guevara: Travels of a Radical Reporter

 

Roll Over Che Guevara: Travels of a Radical Reporter

By Marc Cooper



 

Ronald Reagan, His Life and Rise to the Presidency

 

Ronald Reagan, His Life and Rise to the Presidency

By Bill Boyarsky

$19.60

Room: A Novel

 

Room: A Novel

By Emma Donoghue

$13.72

 

Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy

 

Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy

$16.50

 

Running Commentary: The Contentious Magazine That Transformed the Jewish Left ...

 

Running Commentary: The Contentious Magazine That Transformed the Jewish Left ...



Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

 

Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

By Lopez Lomong and Mark Tabb

$24.99

 

Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace

 

Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace

By Dominic Lieven

$23.73

 

Sacred Places, Civic Purposes: Should Government Help Faith-Based Charity?

 

Sacred Places, Civic Purposes: Should Government Help Faith-Based Charity?

E.J. Dionne

$22.95

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