Christian Science Monitor: 10 new baseball books for summer reading

By Ross Atkin
Christian Science Monitor

Tony Oliva by Thom HenningerThe story of Cuban Tony Oliva sheds light on when US-Cuba relations were at virtually an all-time low – in the tense aftermath of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Castro’s Cuba. Oliva’s meteoric rise in the American major leagues, oddly, was assisted by this crisis, which served to keep him in the US and led the Minnesota Twins to give him a second look after his initial lackluster showing. The result was a career that was at times culturally isolating but that led to three batting titles, including in Tony O’s first season, when he was the 1964 American League Rookie of the Year.

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University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.



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