The Bookshelf Conversation: Josh Leventhal

June 8, 2015 · 0 comments

Who doesn’t like pretty things?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91btCKGwOdL._SL1500_.jpghttps://pubmn.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/joshleventhal.jpgMuseums, such as the Baseball Hall of Fame, are filled with them. But not everyone can get up to Cooperstown. For them, there are books like A History of Baseball in 100 Objects, by Josh Leventhal.

Leventhal — whose previous books on baseball include The World Series: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Fall Classic and Baseball Yesterday & Today, among other handsome coffee-table editions — has collected an assortment, kind of like a box of chocolates. As he explains in our conversation, they run the gamut from documents to balls, bats, and gloves, to trophies, to ticket stubs and programs, and beyond.

A short and sweet introduction today, so let’s get on with the chat.

 

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