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    Best books about the Reds?

    I'm just about to start reading Collision at Home Plate: The Lives of Pete Rose and Bart Giamatti.

    Anyone have any other recommendations? Have to fill those hours between games with something, might as well read. Or I could pay attention to my wife and family, but you know

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    Re: Best books about the Reds?

    I really enjoyed Red Legs and Black Sox: Edd Roush and the Untold Story of the 1919 World Series.
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    Re: Best books about the Reds?

    The Machine by Joe Posnanski. Loved it. Then go and read everything else he has written especially The Soul of Baseball....my favorite baseball book.

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    Re: Best books about the Reds?

    I'll second The Machine. As a fan born after the BRM, it is an amazing read into that team.
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    Re: Best books about the Reds?

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    The Machine by Joe Posnanski. Loved it. Then go and read everything else he has written especially The Soul of Baseball....my favorite baseball book.
    I concur. Very good book about the BRM.

    The book about the 6th game of the 1975 is good too. Quite a bit of info about the BRM. I can't remember the name of it now.

    I just finished Tales from the Dugout by Tom Browning. Good book about the 1980's and early 90's Reds teams. Mainly funny stories told by Browning. It's not a tell all but some good info about the 1990 team.
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    Re: Best books about the Reds?

    Game Six was pretty good read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPRedsFan View Post
    Game Six was pretty good read.
    That was the name I couldn't remember. Pretty obvious wasn't it.
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    Re: Best books about the Reds?

    Cincinnati Reds - Lee Allen (1948)

    Pennant Race - Jim Brosnan

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    Cincinnati Reds - Lee Allen (1948)

    Pennant Race - Jim Brosnan
    I'm sure I've mentioned it before but Pennant Race is one of my favorite books of any genre. A great look inside the game, a full decade before Ball Four came out, and a Reds pennant winner to boot.
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    The Cincinnati Game - Lonnie Wheeler

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    Re: Best books about the Reds?

    The Main Spark by Sparky Anderson and Si Burick

    Lots of great stuff about the BRM.
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    Re: Best books about the Reds?

    I just bought this one for Kindle. I an tell you in a couple of days if it was worth it. If you have a Kindle it's on sale now for $2.99


    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006L8K85M/...4466410_M1T1DP
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    Re: Best books about the Reds?

    Stalin's Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War by Robert Gellately.

    Oh, and The Machine.

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    Re: Best books about the Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I just bought this one for Kindle. I an tell you in a couple of days if it was worth it. If you have a Kindle it's on sale now for $2.99


    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006L8K85M/...4466410_M1T1DP
    Thanks for the tip. I picked up the Browning book while I was there.


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