Memories of Summer

When Baseball Was an Art, and Writing about It a Game
Product Number: EB00735740
Released: Sep 11, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781938120473
Publisher: Diversion Books
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Description

The legendary sportswriter's memoir of Brooklyn, baseball, and a life in journalism: "Simply put, this is a marvelous book" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). In this book, the bestselling author of The Boys of Summer shares stories of his Depression-era Brooklyn childhood, his career during a golden era of sports, and his personal acquaintances with a wide range of great ballplayers. His father had a passion for the Dodgers; his mother's passion was for poetry. Young Roger managed to blend both loves in a career that encompassed writing about sports for the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated, the Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, and Time. Kahn recalls the great personalities-Leo Durocher, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Red Smith, Dick Young, and many more-and recollects the wittiest lines from forty years in dugouts, press boxes, and newsrooms. "A master at evoking a sense of the past . . . A pleasing potpourri of autobiography, professional memoir, and anecdotal baseball history . . . Of special note to journalism buffs is Kahn's account of his role in the inception of Sports Illustrated." -Booklist "As a kid, I loved sports first and writing second, and loved everything Roger Kahn wrote. As an adult, I love writing first and sports second, and love Roger Kahn even more." -David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning author "Roger Kahn is the best baseball writer in the business." -Stephen Jay Gould, New York Review of Books

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Author(s): Roger Kahn
Original Publish Date: Oct 28, 2012

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