Summer of '49

Product Number: EB00053843
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453286111
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Description

This #1 bestselling baseball classic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is "dazzling . . . heart-stopping . . . A celebration of a vanished heroic age" (The New York Times Book Review). The summer of 1949: It was baseball's Golden Age and the year Joe DiMaggio's New York Yankees were locked in a soon-to-be classic battle with Ted Williams's Boston Red Sox for the American League pennant. As postwar America looked for a unifying moment, the greatest players in baseball history brought their rivalry to the field, captivating the American public through the heart-pounding final moments of the season. This expansive story captures an era, incorporating profiles of the players and their families, fans, broadcasters, baseball executives, and sportswriters. Riveting in its blend of powerful detail and exhilarating narrative, The Summer of '49 is Pulitzer Prize winner David Halberstam's engrossing look at not only a sports rivalry, but a time when America's very identity was wrapped up in its beloved national game. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.

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Author(s): David Halberstam
Genre: History, Sports
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2012

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