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    DescriptionAcclaimed baseball writer Roger Kahn gives us a memoir of his Brooklyn childhood, a recollection of a life in journalism, and a record of personal acquaintance with the greatest ballplayers of several eras. His father had a passion for the Dodgers; his mother's passion was for poetry. Somehow, 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 of a golden era-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. Often hilarious, always precise about action on the field and off, Memories of Summer is an enduring classic about how baseball met literature to the benefit of both. Roger Kahn is the author of the classic The Boys of Summer and is a visiting lecturer on creative writing at the State University of New York at New Paltz. His books Good Enough to Dream, A Season in the Sun, and The Era, 1947-1957: When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World are available in Bison Books editions.


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    Title
    Memories of Summer
    Subtitle
    When Baseball Was an Art, and Writing About It a Game
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Kahn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 290
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780803278127
    ISBN 10: 0803278128
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC E4L: SPO
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-SR
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WSJT
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.3570922
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003020
    LC classification: 2003023126
    Thema V1.0: SFC, DNB
    Publisher
    University of Nebraska Press
    Imprint name
    University of Nebraska Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Lincoln
    Author Information
    Roger Kahn is the author of the classic "The Boys of Summer" and is a visiting lecturer on creative writing at the State University of New York at New Paltz. His books "Good Enough to Dream," "A Season in the Sun," and "The Era, 1947-1957: When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World" are available in Bison Books editions.
    Review quote
    "Simply put, this is a marvelous book."--Kirkus Reviews "Kahn is a master at evoking a sense of the past. Here he offers a pleasing potpourri of autobiography, professional memoir, and anecdotal baseball history."--Booklist "This is powerful stuff... Primal and difficult to articulate, but Kahn does, in a spare and admirably understated way."--Philadelphia Inquirer "A grand slam."--Business Week