I'm looking for moderate length discussions--film or texts--that explore the relationship between baseball and the golden era. Baseball was huge in the 30's and 40's, and it extended until the 60's sometime. In contemporary culture, it's third to football and basketball. I'd love to know more about why it was so popular, how it was a part of the culture, and just generally more information about baseball's
relationship to 40's era culture.
Thanks for the recommendations!