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Author Nusbaum, Eric, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Storage    796.3576 NUS    DUE 11-13-21
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm + 1 notebook ((unpaged) ; 28 cm.) in canvas bag.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Each Book Group Kit, contained in a canvas bag, includes 12 copies of the book and one copy of a notebook containing book reviews, discussion questions, author information, a bibliography of the titles in the Book Group Kit collection, bibliographies of books and websites on book groups and enhancements (articles, maps or pictures) to help understand the book.
Summary "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.
Subject Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team) -- History -- 20th century.
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century.
Chávez Ravine (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- Housing -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781541742215 hardcover

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