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David L. Fleitz is a web developer and database analyst who lives in Troy, Michigan. A longtime SABR member, he has written nine other books on baseball history.


"undeniably one of America's most remarkable hitters. The 80-year controversy over the scandal and Joe's fiercely loyal fans should provide interest in this new life of Jackson"--Library Journal

"provocative...carefully examines Jackson's life in order to distinguish reality from myth...a fine biography that clears up many of the misconceptions regarding one of baseball's most enduring controversies"--
"well-written and carefully documented...informative and useful"--Nineteenth Century Notes

"well-researched and excellent narrative"--
"wonderful"--SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter

"very informative"--
The SABR Bulletin
"astute eloquent and credible picture of Shoeless Joe and his place in baseball history"--Boston Sunday Globe

"excellent...definitive...crisply written prose"--
Baltimore Chronicle
"excellent"--Elysian Fields Quarterly

"examines in great detail many of the tales associated with Jackson"--
Baseball America
"thoroughly researched...well-organized, tightly written, informative"--The Blade (Toledo, OH)

"a rich bibliography and copious notes indicates thorough research"--
Sports Collectors Digest
"thoughtful examination...a masterpiece of clarity and succinctness...thorough...balanced"--Ohioana Quarterly.

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