The Boys of Summer : Library Edition (CompactDisc)

Author: Kahn, Roger

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Product Overview

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.?A work of high purpose and poetic accomplishment. The finest American book on sports.? ? James Michener

Specifications

Publisher Brilliance Audio
Mfg Part# 9781423377719
SKU 210189390
Format CD
ISBN10 1423377710
Release Date 8/13/2012
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.25H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Praise
"This isn't a book; it's a love affair between a man, his team, and an era."
"Kahn's book is marvelous...a splendid historical work. It is about youthful dreams in small American towns and big cities decades ago, and how some of these dreams were fulfilled, and about what happened to those dreamers after reality and old age arrived."
From the Publisher
Annotation The classic history of baseball and the Brooklyn Dodgers by the preeminent writer on the sport.
Product Attributes
Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged
Number of Pages 9
Publisher Brilliance Audio
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