THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF BASEBALL

by – William R. Douglas (Author)

Soon, the answers begin to unfold, and a magical sequence of events leads to an epic finale on a national stage!

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Book Description:

In the year 2166, a post Second Civil War America is finally back on its feet. Among the countless personal and cultural casualties of the war, the sport of baseball has been dead for over a hundred years. 12-year-old Joe Scott lives in the northern Illinois city of McHenry and goes exploring in the woods one day in a no man’s land that a hundred years earlier was the site of the bloodiest battle of the war. While there, he discovers a relic from the distant past, from before the war. It sparks a search for its meaning. Little does he know that the wheels of Providence have been unwittingly set in motion which leads to a stunning discovery in Dyersville, Iowa.

This second discovery has a direct connection with the relic found in McHenry. As events unfold, Joe finds himself at the center of the rediscovery of a sport long lost and forgotten by the ravages of time and war. With no living person having any first-hand knowledge of the game, can he figure out the pieces of the puzzle to resurrect the game of baseball? Will his friends take to the game? What will the adults think?

Soon, the answers begin to unfold, and a magical sequence of events leads to an epic finale on a national stage.

Reviews for the Book

Whether you’re a fan of baseball, a patriot or just like a heart warming story, you will not be disappointed reading this book.
Aside from the Bible, I have never had a book elicit so many emotions throughout its reading. At times I felt in awe, excited, I had goosebumps, and I cried tears of happiness. It’s truly an incredibly written book, in which I was excited to read. I have been a baseball fan pretty much my entire life. I had often thought about the things that the author wrote about in regards to the game of baseball. In my 52 years, the game of baseball has changed. Instead of playing for the actual love of the game, players and organizations started putting more emphasis on the amount of money the players should make. This created snowball effect to the fans who wanted to experience the game but the cost of the experience made it difficult thereby alienating its fan base. This book took that premise to a whole new level. Tied with that were the world events that “could happen” this book and because of the way that it was written, it truly is a book worth reading.- Amazon Customer

About the Author: WILLIAM R. DOUGLAS

William R. Douglas is a first-time novelist. After obtaining a Journalism Degree in 1980, his career took a turn down the road of Information Technology. In the IT Field, he was still able to enjoy writing, no matter if it was technical documentation, newsletters or other material. He lives in the small town of McHenry, Illinois, with his wife Laurie and cat Peaches. They enjoy spending time with 6 kids and 8 grandkids and are very active in their local church.