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Paul Dickson

Biography

Paul Dickson

Paul Dickson is the author of more than 40 books, including THE JOY OF KEEPING SCORE, THE NEW DICKSON BASEBALL DICTIONARY, BASEBALL'S GREATEST QUOTATIONS and BASEBALL: THE PRESIDENTS' GAME. In addition to baseball, his specialties include Americana and language. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.

Paul Dickson

Books by Paul Dickson

by Paul Dickson - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

For more than 40 years, Leo Durocher was at the forefront of the game, with a Zelig-like ability to be present as a player or manager for some of the greatest teams and defining baseball moments of the 20th century. As he did with Bill Veeck, Paul Dickson explores Durocher's life and times through primary source materials, interviews with those who knew him, and original newspaper files. LEO DUROCHER offers fascinating and fresh insights into the racial integration of baseball, Durocher's unprecedented suspension from the game, the two clubhouse revolts staged against him in Brooklyn and Chicago, and his vibrant life off the field.

by Paul Dickson - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Relying on primary sources, including more than a hundred interviews, Paul Dickson has crafted a richly detailed portrait of an American original: baseball impresario and innovator, independent spirit and unflinching advocate of racial equality, Bill Veeck.