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    An excellent book I just discovered, covering the period of 1972-1976 written by Roger Angell is Five Seasons: A Baseball Companion which I believe is being reprinted and due to release soon, but I found an original paperback for $3.50 on EBay. Not willing to part with, but wanted to recommend since it is probably not widely known. It is a baseball book that includes info obviously about BRM, but from a New York sportswriter's perspective. Flattery from an objective outsider is very interesting. It is a chronicle, but not simply a rehash of the seasons. An example is one story he tells of arriving late at Shea for Seaver vs. BRM and comes to find the Reds put a crooked number on him in the first, ruining his entire expectations of the game. Highly recommend.

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    Recommendation:

    There's already one thread in the archives about Recommended Reds books. After this runs its course, would the mods mind re-titlling this "Recommended Baseball Books - Reds and Non-Reds" or something like that, and then sticking it in the archives for safe keeping?
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Anything by David Nemec is a good read. He does a great job of covering the sweep of baseball's history for foks with short attention spans.
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