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    Books about the Expos

    I saw these two books:

    My turn at Bat by Claude Brochu
    http://www.amazon.com/My-Turn-At-Bat...096215&sr=1-14

    and

    Blue Jays 1 Expos 0

    http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Jays-Expo...2095461&sr=1-1

    has anyone read either of these and have an opinion.

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    I haven't read either of those, but I have read and would recommend:

    The Expos Inside Out by Dan Turner

    Remembering the Montreal Expos by Danny Gallagher and Bill Young
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    I've read the Claude Brochu book. Basically, it's a reply to the newspapers version of events from Brochu's takeover from Charles Bronfman to the selling of his share of the club... and going away with 15 000 000 dollars. I found it informative, but boring.

    By far the best book about the Expos is "Il était une fois les Expos, 1969 à 1984" by Jacques Doucet, longtime radio announcer for Expos's game. It is a comprehensive an full history of the franchise, from birth to the 1984 season. I think there is an english version available. It came out around Chritsmast last year and the second part will come out late this year, covering 1985 to 2004.
    I cannot urge you enough to buy this book. It covers every aspect of Expos's history, from the financial standpoint up to the relation between players and management, rivalry between players, pennant race, transaction and so on. You read this book and you don't need to read anything else about this part of the Expos history
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    Thanks for the tip on the Doucet book, Rube.

    I will keep my eyes peeled for it.
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    I haven't read it yet, but I want to check out Alain Usereau's "L'époque glorieuse des Expos."

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    Jonah Keri of ESPN is going to be doing his own history of the club. You can read about it at jonahkeri.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIBaseball View Post
    I haven't read it yet, but I want to check out Alain Usereau's "L'époque glorieuse des Expos."
    An english version of this book will be coming out in the fall:

    The Expos in Their Prime: The Short-Lived Glory of Montreal's Team, 1977-1984 by Alain Usereau
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    Looks cool, I might have to buy that.

    Jonah Keri's book is going to be awesome, he's really putting a lot of time and effort into it.

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    Is the Jonah book out yet? Any reviews?

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    According to his site: "The book is tentatively slated to be published in Spring 2014 — the 10-year anniversary of the Expos’ move out of Montreal, and the 20-year anniversary of the 1994 strike."

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    Jonah Keri's book about the Expos, "Up, Up, and Away", will be available on March 25th... There and from many other sources, I guess.... I just can't wait to get it!!!
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