The Boys of Summer

by Roger Kahn

On Sale: 05/09/2006

The Boys of Summer

by Roger Kahn

On Sale: 05/09/2006

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About the Book

"A moving elegy . . . [to] the best team the majors ever saw . . . the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s."  — New York Times

The 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.

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Critical Praise

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

"A moving elegy . . . [to] the best team the majors ever saw . . . the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s." - New York Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060883966
  • ISBN 10: 0060883960
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • On Sale: 05/09/2006
  • Pages: 512
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

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