The Last Innocents

The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Audio (15.52 hours)
Product Number: Z100121923
Released: Apr 28, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541421035
Narrator/s: Joe Barrett
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Legendary Dodgers Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Dick Tracewski, and Tommy Davis encapsulated 1960s America: white and black, Jewish and Christian, wealthy and working class, pro-Vietnam and anti-war, golden boy and seasoned veteran. The Last Innocents is a thoughtful, technicolor portrait of these seven players-friends, mentors, confidants, rivals, and allies-and their storied team that offers an intriguing look at a sport and a nation in transition. Michael Leahy places these men's lives within the political and social maelstrom that was the era when the conformity of the 1950s gave way to demands for equality and rights. Increasingly frustrated over a lack of real bargaining power and an oppressive management who meddled in their personal affairs, the players shared an uneasy relationship with the team's front office. This contention mirrored the discord and uncertainty generated by myriad changes rocking the nation: the civil rights movement, political assassinations, and growing hostility to the escalation of the Vietnam War.

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Author(s): Michael Leahy
Genre: Sports, History
Original Publish Date: Apr 28, 2017

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The Last Innocents
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Product Number:DD31068
Product Number:Z100121923

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Author(s): Michael Leahy
Narrator(s): Joe Barrett
Genre: Sports, History
Product Number DD31068
Released: Apr 28, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541401037
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Author(s): Michael Leahy
Genre: Sports, History
Product Number EB00621352
Released: May 10, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062360588

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