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Jacques Barzun

Bits and pieces, Nov. 15

November 15, 2012

♦  Doug Glanville, author of The Game from Where I Stand: From Batting Practice to the Clubhouse to the Best Breakfast on the Road, an Inside View of a Ballplayer’s Life and a baseball analyst for ESPN, has launched a new endeavor: The Daddy Games, “Lessons and tidbits of wisdom gained from the sport of […]

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Loyal Bookshelf reader John Adams sent in this link to an NPR obituary for Jacques Barzun, which included audio from his 1994 interview on All Things Considered:

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The scholar who gave us perhaps the most quoted line about baseball, died yesterday at the age of 104. The odd thing is, I just came across this excerpt from an article by Prof. Gerald Early the other day.And I have been seeking out a copy of God’s Country and Mine: A Declaration of Love […]

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