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About Bill Felber
He has written the following books:
125 Years of Professional Baseball, published in 1924 by Triumph Books
The Horse in War, published in 2001 by Chelsea.
The Book On The Book, published in 2004 by St. Martins
A Game of Brawl, published in 2008 by Bison Press.
His latest book, Under Pallor, Under Shadow, will be published by Bison Press in the spring of 2011. It is the story of the 1920 American League baseball pennant race, examining the intersection and consequences of three noteworthy developments. 1. The death of Ray Chapman. 2. The arrival of Babe Ruth in New York. 3. The exposure of the Black Sox scandal.
His writing and research can also be examined at www.billfelber.com. Included at this website is his unpublished novel, What So Proudly We Hailed, a fictionalized treatment of the same 1920 pennant race.
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