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POSTPONED - Eric Nusbaum discusses and signs Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between

Eric Nusbaum book signing on Tuesday, March 24, at 7pm


WE APOLOGIZE BUT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. There is currently no reschedule date but we will post updates as we get them. Thank you for your patience. 

A story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city.

Dodger Stadium is an American icon. But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The hills that cradle the stadium were once home to three vibrant Mexican American communities. In the early 1950s, those communities were condemned to make way for a utopian public housing project. Then, in a remarkable turn, public housing in the city was defeated amidst a Red Scare conspiracy.

Instead of getting their homes back, the remaining residents saw the city sell their land to Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Now LA would be getting a different sort of utopian fantasy -- a glittering, ultra-modern stadium.  But before Dodger Stadium could be built, the city would have to face down the neighborhood's families -- including one, the ArĂ©chigas, who refused to yield their home. The ensuing confrontation captivated the nation - and the divisive outcome still echoes through Los Angeles today. (PublicAffairs)

Eric Nusbaum is a former sports editor at VICE. In addition to VICE, his work on sports, history, and culture has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Outside, The Daily Beast, Deadspin, and the Best American Sports Writing anthology.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541742215
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Published: PublicAffairs - March 24th, 2020

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