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The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub

A Random History of Boston Sports

Edited by Randy Roberts

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$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674015043

Publication Date: 04/30/2005


448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

15 halftones


  • Introduction
  • 1. All Gods Dead: Babe Ruth and Boston, 1918-1920 [Aram Goudsouzian]
  • 2. The Boston Red Sox, 1901-1946 [William E. Leuchtenburg]
  • 3. Ted Williams: Boston Hero, Boston Legend [John Demos]
  • 4. The Year of the Yaz [John M. Carroll]
  • 5. The Boston Marathon: America’s Oldest Annual Road Race [Matthew Oshinsky and David M. Oshinsky]
  • 6. Rowing on Troubled Waters [David W. Zang]
  • 7. Frances Ouimet at The Country Club [James Campbell]
  • 8. The Lost Battle for Gentlemanly Sport, 1869-1909 [Ronald A. Smith]
  • 9. Sports, Politics, and Revenge: The Patriots’ Strange Journey Home [David Welky]
  • 10. The Champion of All Champions: John L. Sullivan [Elliott J. Gorn]
  • 11. The Rock, the Hub, and the Curse of Al Weill [Russell Sullivan]
  • 12. Long before Orr: Placing Hockey in Boston, 1897-1929 [Stephen Hardy]
  • 13. Number 4 Is the One: The Emergence of Bobby Orr [Randy Roberts]
  • 14. The Battle of the Beards: Russell and Chamberlain [Randy Roberts]
  • 15. Beantown, 1986 [Raymond Arsenault]
  • Coda
  • Notes
  • Index

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