A Nice Little Place on the North Side: A History of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, and Incurable Hope at Wrigley Field

A Nice Little Place on the North Side: A History of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, and Incurable Hope at Wrigley Field Author George Will
ISBN-10 0385349335
ISBN-13 9780385349338
Year 2015-03-17
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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Now with bonus material on the Chicago Cubs World Series win the New York Times bestselling history of America s most beloved baseball stadium Wrigley Field and the Cubs century long search for World Series gloryIn A Nice Little Place on the North Side leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home Wrigley Field as it enters its second century Baseball Will argues is full of metaphors for life religion and happiness and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces But what is its true hyperbole free history Winding beautifully like Wrigleys iconic ivy Wills meditation on The Friendly Confines examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the fields legend and the larger than life charactersfrom Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck Durocher and Bankswho brought it glory heartbreak and scandal Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor Will also explores his childhood connections to the team the Cubs future and what keeps long suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility In the end A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark It is the story of Chicago of baseball and of America itself

Other Version:

Men at Work

Men at Work Author George F. Will
ISBN-10 9780062007759
Release 2010-08-03
Pages 400