Ball Cap Nation: A Journey Through the World of America's National Hat by Lilliefors, Jim

Ball Cap Nation: A Journey Through the World of America's National Hat

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As the country grows increasingly diverse and complicated, Americans seek, and occasionally find, a common thread to unite them. And, as Jim Lilliefors reveals in his new book, that common thread is what the baseball cap is made of -- indeed, what has transformed it into America's National Hat. As fads go, it's no longer even a fad, but a part of the national identity that, for better or worse, is a symbol of America. It feeds an illusion that Americans cherish -- that despite their differences, and no matter what position they play -- when wearing a baseball cap, they're all part of the same team. Exploring every aspect of caps and their culture -- including the history, manufacturing, and evolution of baseball caps; collecting and caring for caps; cap etiquette; and even cap urban legends -- and packed with photos throughout, Ball Cap Nation is a delightful look at a uniquely American phenomenon.

Author: Jim Lilliefors
Publisher: Clerisy Press
Published: 07/01/2009
Pages: 230
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.72lbs
Size: 9.06h x 6.32w x 0.49d
ISBN13: 9781578603404
ISBN10: 1578603404
BISAC Categories:
- Social Science | Popular Culture
- Health & Fitness | Beauty & Grooming | General

About the Author

JAMES LILLIEFORS is an award-winning journalist and novelist whose work has appeared in the Miami Herald, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Baltimore Sun, and various other publications. His books include America's Boardwalks, Highway 50, and Bananaville. Lilliefors grew up in the Washington, D.C., area and currently lives in Naples, Florida. He owns a large but not particularly distinguished collection of baseball caps.