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The New York Review of Books Archives
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      In the Company of Animals, by James Serpell
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      The New York Review of Books
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      The New York Review of Books
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      4. Baseball and Billions by Andrew Zimbalist
      5. The Diamond Revolution by Neil J. Sullivan
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      7. Lost Ballparks by Lawrence S. Ritter
      8. The Negro Baseball Leagues by Phil Dixon and Patrick J. Hannigan
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      The New York Review of Books
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      2. Box Socials by W.P. Kinsella
      3. The Cleveland Indian by Luke Salisbury
      4. Baseball and Billions by Andrew Zimbalist
      5. The Diamond Revolution by Neil J. Sullivan
      6. The Brooklyn Dodgers by Peter C. Bjarkman
      7. Lost Ballparks by Lawrence S. Ritter
      8. The Negro Baseball Leagues by Phil Dixon and Patrick J. Hannigan
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      The New York Review of Books
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      2. Box Socials by W.P. Kinsella
      3. The Cleveland Indian by Luke Salisbury
      4. Baseball and Billions by Andrew Zimbalist
      5. The Diamond Revolution by Neil J. Sullivan
      6. The Brooklyn Dodgers by Peter C. Bjarkman
      7. Lost Ballparks by Lawrence S. Ritter
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