The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings
Introduction by Peter C. Bjarkman
The classic baseball novel about barnstorming Negro League stars
Paper – $24
About the BookWilliam Brashler's novel is story of a black barnstorming ball club in 1939, before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's unofficial color barrier. This edition includes a preface by the author and an introduction by Peter Bjarkman discussing the novel's place in books about the Negro Baseball Leagues and in sports fiction in general.
About the AuthorWilliam Brashler is an author and journalist. His books include the novels City Dogs and Traders and the nonfiction works Josh Gibson: A Life in the Negro Leagues and The Story of Negro League Baseball.
Reviews"Captivating. Brashler writes in a low-keyed tone that catches the highs and lows of some bad old days."--New York Times Book Review
"Inspired by hours-long tapes of conversations with Cool Papa Bell and Satchel Paige, Brashler has recreated singular scenes of that little-publicized lifestyle. To embellish his story he has fashioned a unique dialogue that is bawdy and delightful."--Chicago Sun-Times