Eight men by Richard Wright

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Published by HarperPerennial in New York .

Written in English

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  • African American men -- Fiction

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Statementby Richard Wright.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3545.R815 E4 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 242 p. ;
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL983889M
ISBN 100060976810
LC Control Number96021614

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Six decades after it was first published, Eight Men Out remains the most popular account of the White Sox throwing the World Series.

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(In the book, this story occurs in ; in the film, ). Eight Men Out was adapted into a very well-received movie indirected by John Sayles and starring John Cusack and Clifton James, among others.

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This book doesn't draw you in and hold you on the edge of your seat but if you enjoy knowing of this great country's past, read it. I didn't so much like the narrator though. Eight Men Out Critics Consensus. Perhaps less than absorbing for non-baseball fans, but nevertheless underpinned by strong performances from the cast and John Sayles' solid direction%(51).

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