Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Depression Era

  title={Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Depression Era},
  author={Charles C. Alexander},
PrefaceI. Past TimesII. The Last Fat Year (1930)III. Lean Years (1931-1932)IV. The Leanest Year (1933)V. New Deal Baseball (1934-1935)VI. Toward Recovery (1936-1937)VII. Pathos and Progress (1938-1939)VIII. Baseball LivesIX. ShadowballX. Recovery and War (1940-1941)PostscriptNotesSelected BibliorgraphyIndex 
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