The book is now available!
You may remember when I first announced here at Redleg Nation that longtime RN editor Chris Garber and I had written a book about the Reds:
Over the last few months, we’ve pored over old newspapers, delved into every musty Reds book we could get our hands on, and worked very hard to get each chapter just right. Our goal from day one was to make The Big 50 different from every other Reds book out there. We wanted it to be a collection of stories presented in a way you’ve never read before.
We really can’t wait for you to read it and let us know if we achieved that goal.
I really hope we hit the mark, and I look forward to talking to all of you about it once you’ve had a chance to read it. After all, if it weren’t for Redleg Nation — if it weren’t for you! — we never would have gotten this opportunity. And thanks to everyone who has already purchased it; you can’t imagine how much that means to both of us.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll have excerpts from the book, and we’re going to start a running series here at RN featuring all the great stories that were left on the cutting room floor. You’ll be surprised; there are some really good anecdotes and surprising stories about your Reds that you may not know, and The Big 50 is packed so full of them that we have a bunch we couldn’t squeeze in. So we decided to publish those here at the Nation.
Our book is on the shelf alongside: John Feinstein, Eliot Asinof, David Halberstam, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Roger Kahn, and Michael Lewis. (And @jluckhaupt)
— Chris Garber (@cgarber8) March 16, 2018
Finally, we’re working with Triumph Books, our publisher, to schedule book signings this spring and summer. We’d love to meet each and every one of you, so we’ll be keeping you up to date on our schedule, both here and over on our Facebook page (give us a like!).
Thanks again to all of you out there in the Nation. I really hope you enjoy The Big 50!
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.