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Book Title: Prophet of the Sandlots: Journeys with a Major League Scout|
The author of the book: Mark Winegardner
Edition: Prentice Hall
Date of issue: March 15th 1991
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 373 KB
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ISBN 13: 9780137263738
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Reader ratings: 5.8
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This is a tough one to rate because it's a four star book that's elevated by its conclusion and how it forces the reader to reassess the rest of the book. I won't spoil it, but the introduction to the second edition does. My recommendation is to purposely skip the intro and then come back to it after finishing the book. This is one that can reward multiple readings, so it's better to read it once blind then read it again to look for signs of the conclusion.
Independent of that element, it's a great look at what a traditional amateur scout looked like, how they did their job, and what defined the sport in their era. There's much that has changed, but I imagine much of the travel, isolation, and networking elements remain similar. It's a peek behind the curtain of a semi-mysterious part of the sport and a truly unique life.
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Read information about the authorMark Winegardner (born November 24, 1961) is an American writer born and raised in Bryan, Ohio. His novels include The Godfather Returns, Crooked River Burning, and The Veracruz Blues. He published a collection of short stories, That's True of Everybody, in 2002. His newest novel, The Godfather's Revenge, was published in November 2006 by Putnam. His Godfather novels continue the story of the Corleone family depicted in Mario Puzo's The Godfather.
According to a press release from Putnam: In a major acquisition, G. P. Putnam's Sons Executive Editor Dan Conaway secured North American rights to The Godfather's Revenge, the capstone to the Corleone family saga, which began with Mario Puzo's landmark novel and was carried forward in Winegardner's 2004 New York Times bestseller, The Godfather Returns. The Godfather's Revenge was written by Winegardner, based on Puzo's original characters.
"It's staggering to contemplate the legacy of the Godfather films and novels," says Dan Conaway. "They have had a deeper, broader and more lasting impact on the fabric of contemporary culture than has any other such franchise in the past 50 years.
It's fitting, then, that The Godfather's Revenge overlays the resonant mythology of the Corleone family onto the most vexing real-life mystery of our age, with a storyline that explores the role organized crime may have had in the assassination of a charismatic young President."