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Author Nusbaum, Eric, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, 2020.


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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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] PublicAffairs 2020 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team) -- History -- 20th century.
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles) -- History -- 20th century.
Chávez Ravine (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican-Americans -- Housing -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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ISBN 9781541742208 (electronic bk.)

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