The Devil's Snake Curve
A Fan's Notes From Left FieldBook - 2014
"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." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis :, Coffee House Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
Call Number: 814.6 Os74d
Characteristics: 253 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm