City of Dreams

Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles


Author: Jerald Podair

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691192790

Category: History

Page: 384

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A vivid history of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium and how it helped transform Los Angeles When Walter O’Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1957 with plans to construct a new ballpark, he ignited a bitter half-decade dispute over the future of a rapidly changing city. For the first time, City of Dreams tells the full story of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium and how it helped create modern Los Angeles. In a vivid narrative, Jerald Podair tells how the city was convulsed over whether, where, and how to build the stadium. Eventually, it was built on publicly owned land from which the city had uprooted a Mexican American community, raising questions about the relationship between private profit and “public purpose.” Indeed, the battle over Dodger Stadium crystallized issues with profound implications for all American cities. Filled with colorful stories, City of Dreams will fascinate anyone who is interested in the history of the Dodgers, baseball, Los Angeles, and the modern American city.

The Routledge History of Twentieth-Century America


Author: Jerald Podair,Darren Dochuk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317485661

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 4053

The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States is a comprehensive introduction to the most important trends and developments in the study of modern United States history. Driven by interdisciplinary scholarship, the thirty-four original chapters underscore the vast range of identities, perspectives and tensions that contributed to the growth and contested meanings of the United States in the twentieth century. The chronological and topical breadth of the collection highlights critical political and economic developments of the century while also drawing attention to relatively recent areas of research, including borderlands, technology and disability studies. Dynamic and flexible in its possible applications, The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States offers an exciting new resource for the study of modern American history.


A History of America's Game


Author: Benjamin G. Rader

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252050797

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 5626

In this fourth edition, Benjamin G. Rader updates the text with a portrait of baseball's new order. He charts an on-the-field game transformed by analytics, an influx of Latino and Asian players, and a generation of players groomed for brute power both on the mound and at the plate. He also analyzes the behind-the-scenes revolution that brought in billions of dollars from a synergy of marketing and branding prowess, visionary media development, and fan-friendly ballparks abuzz with nonstop entertainment. The result is an entertaining and comprehensive tour of a game that, whatever its changes, always reflects American society and culture.

Sports Finance and Management

Real Estate, Media, and the New Business of Sport, Second Edition


Author: Jason A. Winfree,Mark S. Rosentraub,Brian M Mills,Mackenzie Zondlak

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351645978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 8933

As the sport business continues to evolve, so too, does Sport Finance and Management. The first version of this book took an in-depth look at changes in the sport industry, including interconnecting financial issues between teams and their associated businesses, the nature of fan loyalty influences, and the impact of sponsorship on team revenues. This second edition updates each of these elements, introduces relevant case study examples in new chapters, and examines the impact of changes in facility design, media opportunities, and league and conference policies on the economic success of teams, the salaries earned by professional players, and the finances of collegiate athletics.

Republican Populist

Spiro Agnew and the Origins of Donald Trump's America


Author: Charles J. Holden,Zach Messitte,Jerald Podair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813943268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2714

"This book examines Spiro Agnew as a politician who, under the tutelage of William Safire, Pat Buchanan, Kevin Phillips, and Richard Nixon, became a spokesman for a right-wing populism that enabled Republicans to wrest the title "the people's party," from the Democrats. Agnew provides a useful point of entry to understand the ascendancy of anti-elitist, populist Republican conservatism of figures like Goldwater, Agnew, Buchanan, and Reagan, and the larger transformation of the Republican Party rooted in anti-New Deal conservatism of the 1930s"--

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6098

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Baseball's Dream Teams

The Greatest Major League Players Decade by Decade


Author: Lloyd Johnson

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 9780517103067

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 4407

A prominent baseball historian profiles his favorite players for each decade between 1900 to 1990, gathering archival and recent photographs, biographies, statistics, anecdotes, and career highlights.

Never Built New York


Author: Greg Goldin,Sam Lubell

Publisher: DAP/Distributed Art Publishers

ISBN: 9781938922756

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: 407

View: 4302

Following on the success of Never Built Los Angeles (Metropolis Books, 2013), authors Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell now turn their eye to New York City. New York towers among world capitals, but the city we know might have reached even more stellar heights, or burrowed into more destructive depths, had the ideas pictured in the minds of its greatest dreamers progressed beyond the drawing board and taken form in stone, steel, and glass. What is wonderfully elegant and grand might easily have been ingloriously grandiose; what is blandly unremarkable, equally, might have become delightfully provocative or humanely inspiring. The ambitious schemes gathered here tell the story of a different skyline and a different sidewalk alike. Nearly 200 ambitious proposals spanning 200 years encompass bridges, skyscrapers, master plans, parks, transit schemes, amusements, airports, plans to fill in rivers and extend Manhattan, and much, much more. Included are alternate visions for such landmarks as Central Park, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, MoMA, the U.N., Grand Central Station and the World Trade Centre site, among many others sites. Fact-filled and entertaining texts, as well as sketches, renderings, prints, and models drawn from archives all across the New York metropolitan region tell stories of a new New York, one that surely would have changed the way we inhabit and move through the city.