Analysis Of The Book ' Breaking The Slump ' Essay

1815 Words Apr 18th, 2016 8 Pages
Baseball has been a fixture in America’s past since the early days and one may say is it is America’s pastime. Charles Alexander writes the book, Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Great Depression Era with that in mind. Alexander has complied a book about what baseball was like during the years when America lived in a time of great poverty and economic troubles. Alexander writes with the aim of writing a chronology of baseball and how it the happenings of the world influenced this sport. Baseball has had a great following and Alexander explains the National pastime in a way that feels like you are right there during the season. Alexander’s style, source base, and focus makes this book a great history of the time. He does miss a few things that weakens his argument that baseball remained strong during the crumbling thirties. Overall, Alexander’s presentation of explaining baseball in the Great Depression by examining sources, writing in a style that takes you season by season, and using visuals to show what he is talking about. Charles Alexander is a historian and a professor of history. He is from the Ohio area. Alexander was first recognized as an author when he complied his history of Ty Cobb. The book got many recognitions and helped give Alexander a following. It also gave him the tools for researching and compiling this book. Alexander was a professor of history at Ohio University. Alexander can be considered a credible author and one that can be looked at and…

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