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Stealing home : Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the lives caught in between

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"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."

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Lyons Public Library 796.357 NUS (Text)
Adult Nonfiction

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