The Boys of Summer: The Classic Narrative of Growing Up Within Shouting Distance of Ebbets Field, Covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and What's Happened to Everybody Since

The Boys of Summer: The Classic Narrative of Growing Up Within Shouting Distance of Ebbets Field, Covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and What's Happened to Everybody Since

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By (author) Roger Kahn, Read by Phil Gigante

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  • Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 165mm x 46mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN 10: 1455817228
  • ISBN 13: 9781455817221
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Library ed.

Product description

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"

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