War in the Ring with John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro -- and special Roundtable Guest: Mitch Nathanson.

A wide-ranging conversation touching on a behind-the-scenes look at the writing process and the challenges of a Young Adult book, Joe Louis and the IRS, Max Schmeling’s actions during the Nazi regime, Jim Bouton, Dick Allen, Willie Horton and the Detroit riots, the “First Game” project and memory, Janis Ian, Mudcat Grant and JFK, boxing in the 20th century, Major League Baseball in 1938 and its state in 2019.

John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro are the authors of One Nation Under Baseball and One Punch from the Promised Land.  Together, they’ve written about sports for the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, VICE Sports, and Sports Illustrated.  Ouisie is a six-time Emmy award-winning writer/producer of sports documentaries.  John is the author of historical crime novels.  They are married and live in the beautiful borough of Brooklyn.

Mitch Nathanson is a Professor of Law at Villanova University and the author of numerous books and articles on baseball, including God Almighty Hisself.  Mitch is a two-time winner of the McFarland-SABR Award.  In the spring of 2020, his next book, Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original, will be released.

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