Shades of glory the negro leagues and the story of african american baseball lawrence d hogan jules tygiel on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers celebrating african americas contribution to our great national pastime this comprehensive lively history combines vivid narrative. Shades of glory tells the history of african american baseballreturnits obvious that there was a tremendous amount of research that went into this bookreturni believed i was pretty familiar with a lot of the players and stories of the negro leaguesreturnbut i learned a lot from this work. In his foreword to shades of glory the negro leagues and the story of african american baseball by lawrence d hogan baseball historian jules tygiel writes the realm of black baseball was a vibrant and colorful one it offered a panorama of innovation and enterprise entertainment and excitement and unparalleled athletic achievement. Librarything review user review dougwood57 librarything shades of glory is a very fine history tracing the arc of negro league baseball from its beginning through it glory days through its inevitable and sadly ironic end once the white leagues were . Shades of glory is a very good narrative history of black baseball it includes pre segregation players such as moses fleetwood walker the heyday of the negro leagues and the teams that continued to play after the color barrier was broken
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