The Golem's Mighty Swing

The Golem's Mighty Swing

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James Sturm pens this richly evocative graphic novel set in the 1920s. The Stars of David, a barnstorming Jewish baseball team, travel from town to town earning a living by playing local squads. They all sport beards, a gimmick to attract patrons but when financial difficulties threaten to end their season they cast their lot with a Chicago promoter who has just seen the hugely successful German silent film Der Golem... With the golem, a baseball game is transformed into a mythical pageant. Fear and curiosity fills the stadium, but it also stokes the flames of anti-Semitism. Winning the game for the Stars of David becomes less important then surviving it. With a sepia-tinted cinematic style, this compelling book reminds us that making it home is at the heart of baseball.
Publisher: Montreal : Drawn and Quarterly, [2001]
Copyright Date: �2001
ISBN: 9781896597454
1896597459
Branch Call Number: YF
PN6727.S78 G6 2001
Characteristics: 100 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm

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