Mark Kurlansky: The Eastern Stars

MON, APR 26, 2010 (49:59)

Mark Kurlansky discusses his new book, The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris. This is an intriguing and inspiring history of one small, impoverished area in the Dominican Republic that has produced a staggering number of Major League Baseball talent, from an award-winning, bestselling author.

+ BIO: Mark Kurlansky

After receiving a BA in Theater from Butler University in 1970, and refusing to serve in the military, Kurlansky worked in New York. He was a playwright, having a number of off-off Broadway productions, and a playwright-in-residence at Brooklyn College. He won the 1972 Earplay award for best radio play of the year.

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