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Author Martin, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1946-

Title Hero of the heartland : Billy Sunday and the transformation of American society, 1862-1935 / Robert F. Martin
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 163 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; ONE A Son of the Middle West; TWO The Diamond and the Cross; THREE Entrepreneurial Evangelism; FOUR Playing the Game for God; FIVE Man Enough to Be a Christian; SIX Progressive Orthodoxy; SEVEN Hero of the Heartland; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary "Robert F. Martin demonstrates nicely that, beneath all of Billy Sunday's flamboyance, the orphan-turned-baseball player-turned-evangelist embodied the tensions of his age. Martin's prodigious research has yielded a wealth of anecdotal material that adds flavor and spice to his keen analysis."--Randall Balmer, author of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in AmericaWilliam Ashley "Billy" Sunday was the most popular and influential evangelist of his time. Between 1896
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-157) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sunday, Billy, 1862-1935.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001008698
ISBN 0253104211
0253109523 (electronic bk.)
9780253109521 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)