Charles Alexander 

Charles C. Alexander (1935- ) began his career as a baseball author with one big advantage: He'd already spent 20 years teaching, researching, and writing various aspects of 20th-century American history. So when Alexander turned his attentions to his beloved baseball -- specifically, to a scholarly, comprehensive biography of Ty Cobb, ultimately published in 1984 -- he was already well familiar with the many tools available to the historian. Alexander would follow up with biographies of John McGraw (1988), Rogers Hornsby (1996) and Tris Speaker (2007), inspiring a veritable flood of copiously researched baseball biographies written by authors who learned from Alexander that it was okay to take baseball seriously. In 2003, Alexander's Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Depression Era garnered the Seymour Medal, awarded by the SABR to "the best work of baseball history or biography published in the preceding year." Today, Alexander is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Ohio University. In the summer of 2011, Southern Methodist University Press will publish Alexander's latest work, Turbulent Seasons: Baseball in 1890-1891.
See Me

"Why isn't my state listed?"

The STARS Directory is a project of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. It's goal is to encourage readers to visit the southern booksellers that make up our membership.


Logging in first time?

The STARS database detected that you have never allotted password for the username you are trying. Do you want to create a default password now so that you can login to our system? Your password will be sent by email on your registered email address.