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Stealing home : Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the lives caught in between / Eric Nusbaum.

Author/creator Nusbaum, Eric author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : PublicAffairs, 2020.
Copyright Notice ©2020
Descriptionxii, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Abstract "Dodger Stadium is an American icon. The oldest ballpark west of the Mississippi -- and the third oldest overall -- it is a shrine to baseball and an essential feature of the Los Angeles cityscape. Yet the story of how it was built has a dark side. To clear space for the stadium, the city tore down low-income, Hispanic-friendly housing, resulting in a dramatic confrontation between the County Sheriff and the one family-the Arechigas- who refused to yield their home.In Stealing Home, Eric Nusbaum -- a fluent Spanish-speaker, Dodgers fan, and lifelong Angeleno -- tells the stories of the people whose homes were destroyed, their conflict with the bureaucrats and money men of Los Angeles-notably Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley, and a well-intentioned activist named Frank Wilkinson -- and shows how their lives were overrun by the wheel of history. Stealing Home is a vibrant work of baseball and urban history, a story about how our ideals can betray us, and the people who pay the price when they do"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Nusbaum, Eric, Stealing home 1st. New York : PublicAffairs, 2020. 9781541742192
LCCN 2019041742
ISBN9781541742215 hardcover
ISBN1541742214 hardcover

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