Announcing the Availability of Autographed Copies of the
Newly Revised Oxford University Press Edition
of the Seymour-Mills Baseball Series
Dorothy Seymour Mills, co-author with Dr. Harold Seymour of the classic three-volume history of baseball published from 1960-90 by Oxford University Press, announces that autographed copies of the new edition of these books are now available for purchase through her website, www.dorothyjanemills.com.
Since historians already recognized Mills as co-author of these groundbreaking books in the field, OUP decided in 2010 to credit her appropriately.
In the new edition of Baseball: The Early Years and Baseball: The Golden Age, the front covers and title pages reflect Mills as co-author. For the third volume, Baseball: The People's Game, the order of the authors' names is reversed to make clear that Mills was the senior author.
These books also include a description of Mills on the back covers, along with a publisher's note on the copyright pages explaining why the new edition is being published.
This welcome change comes in time for the new edition of these books to be available for the Christmas trade. The new edition of the classic history of baseball can be ordered through the “Order Books” tab at www.dorothyjanemills.com. Purchases can be made online by credit card or PayPal, but Mills will also accept checks for those who prefer to use a mail-in order form.
Autographed copies of Mills's other books are also available at the website: her latest, Chasing Baseball (McFarland 2011); her professional autobiography, A Woman's Work (McFarland 2004); her historical novels; her children's books, including the popular Ann Likes Red; and her vegetarian cookbook. Mills's earlier works are out of print but sometimes available at websites specializing in rare books.
Mills will make signed copies of her forthcoming historical novel, Drawing Card, available on her website as well. Drawing Card, now in press at McFarland, is based on a "high concept" idea —one that can be stated succinctly as a "What if . . . ?" proposition. The premise of Drawing Card is "What if a woman whose minor-league baseball contract is cancelled by the Commissioner cannot accept her rejection and decides to do something drastic about it?"
More information and details about Drawing Card, anticipated from McFarland in January 2012, is available on Mills’ website, www.dorothyjanemills.com.