The Boys of Summer Roger Kahn

The Boys of Summer

Author: Roger Kahn
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Book Title
The Boys of Summer
Author
Roger Kahn
ISBN
9780060883966
A moving elegy . . . to] the best team the majors ever saw . . . the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s. --New York TimesThe classic narrative of growing up within shouting distance of Ebbets Field, covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and what's happened to everybody since.This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. This is a book about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when their glory days were behind them. In short, it is a book about America, about fathers and sons, prejudice and courage, triumph and disaster, and told with warmth, humor, wit, candor, and love.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Roger KahnPublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 05/09/2006ISBN: 9780060883966Pages: 512Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 7.98h x 5.30w x 0.98d

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