Baseball As America.
The folks at National Geographic put it out within the last few months. Lots of 2-3 page takes on baseball being a part of the fabric of our country, etc. Even more important - there are pictures. LOTS of pictures (Willie Mays playing stickball, Satchel Paige warming up in Yankee Stadium, GIs playing ball in WWII, etc).
If I ever get to keep one of MY books on the coffee table, this will be it. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />