Charles Alexander is former Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Ohio University. He is author of some of the most highly regarded baseball histories ever written, including the classics COBB and JOHN MCGRAW.
BREAKING THE SLUMP was awarded the Seymour Medal by the Society for American Baseball Research. In 2011 Alexander received the Henry Chadwick Award from the Society for American Baseball Research for excellence in historical baseball research and writing.
It is a tribute to America's love of baseball that it thrived during the Depression, and enjoyed one of its most exciting and interesting eras. Esteemed author Charles Alexander provides a scholarly yet highly entertaining account, told in the greater context of a country struggling against poverty and racism. Winner of SABR's 2003 Seymour Medal for best baseball history book of the year.
The definitive biography of the greatest figure from the Dead Ball Era, written by the highly respected chronicler of baseball biographies. John McGraw was an intense, driven man who followed up a highly successful playing career (.334/.466/.410) with a fabulous run as manager of the mighty New York Giants that included 10 pennants, 8 second place finishes and 3 World Series titles in 32 years.