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Book: Moneyball Author: Michael Lewis Price: (WW Norton, $24.95)

Michael Lewis chronicles American revolutions. In the 1980s, he wrote Liar’s Poker about the Wall Street revolution and, in the 1990s, The New New Thing about the internet revolution. Now he has written about a revolution in baseball. But Moneyball: the Art of Winning an Unfair Game is about much more than that. It is a gripping tale of human psychology, imperfect markets and the impact of tradition.

As in his earlier books, Lewis has found an enthralling subject. His hero is Billy Beane, general manager (GM) of the Oakland Athletics.…

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