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National pastime

sports, politics, and the return of baseball to Washington, D.C.

by Barry Svrluga

  • 352 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Doubleday in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Washington (D.C.)
    • Subjects:
    • Washington Nationals (Baseball team),
    • Baseball -- Washington (D.C.),
    • Sports -- Political aspects -- Washington (D.C.)

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Barry Svrluga.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV863.W18 S87 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3424127M
      ISBN 100385517858
      LC Control Number2005046629
      OCLC/WorldCa62741488

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