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The devil's snake curve: a fan's notes from left field

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"The Devil's Snake Curve offers an alternative American history, in which colonialism, jingoism, capitalism, and faith are represented by baseball. Personal and political, it twines Japanese internment camps with the Yankees; Walmart with the Kansas City Royals; and facial hair patterns with militarism, Guantanamo, and the modern security state. An essay, a miscellany, and a passionate unsettling of Josh Ostergaard's relationship with our national pastime, it allows for both the clover of a childhood outfield and the persistence of the game's service to those in power. America and baseball are both hard to love or leave in this, by turns coruscating and heartfelt, debut.Josh Ostergaard holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota and an MA in cultural anthropology. He has been an urban anthropologist at the Field Museum and now works at Graywolf Press. "--
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subject_facetAlternative histories (Fiction)
Baseball -- United States
Baseball stories, American
Electronic books
Historical fiction
Popular culture -- United States
title_displayThe devil's snake curve : a fan's notes from left field
title_fullThe Devil's Snake Curve A Fan's Notes From Left Field
The devil's snake curve : a fan's notes from left field / Josh Ostergaard
The devil's snake curve : a fan's notes from left field [electronic resource] / Josh Ostergaard
title_shortThe devil's snake curve
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Baseball stories, American
Electronic books
Literary Criticism
Nonfiction
Popular culture
Sociology
Sports & Recreations