John Thorn

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Writer
Location Catskill, New York, United States
Introduction John Thorn wrote his first book 40 years ago and since then has produced dozens more. "Baseball in the Garden of Eden" was published with Simon and Schuster in 2011. The official historian of Major League Baseball, he is editor of "BASE BALL: A Journal of the Early Game," a scholarly annual.
Interests Sports, Film, Music, New York City, Art, Architecture, Popular Culture, Folklore, History, Literature, Book Collecting
Favorite Movies City Lights, Citizen Kane, The Entertainer, Wages of Fear, Tokyo Story, Sunset Boulevard, Lost Horizon, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Dodsworth, Goodfellas, The Godfather, Manhattan, Open City, Vertigo, North by Northwest, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Third Man, The Omen, Pinocchio, Battle of Algiers, Reds
Favorite Music Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Stephen Foster, The Weavers, Pete Seeger, Jelly Roll Morton, Dire Straits, Son House, Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Tom Petty, Pretenders
Favorite Books Up in the Old Hotel, My Ears Are Bent, Brothers Karamazov, Great Expectations, Jude the Obscure, Homo Ludens, The Glory of Their Times, Ball Four, Pale Fire, Zuckerman Bound, Persuasion, Leaves of Grass, Moby-Dick, The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture, A Sporting Time, The Parade's Gone By, The Ascent of Man, Charles Chaplin: My Autobiography, With Walt Whitman in Camden, America Learns to Play, American Humor