The Boys of Summer
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The Boys of Summer

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Described by Richard William of The Guardian as 'the best sports book of 2013, and the best sports book of all time', The Boys of Summer is the story of the young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the Brooklyn Dodgers team that broke the colour 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. A story about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when the glory days were behind them, it is also a book about fathers and sons and the making of modern America.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 132 x 196 x 40mm | 459.99g
  • Aurum Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Re-issue
  • illustrations (black and white)
  • 1781311781
  • 9781781311783
  • 601,949

Review quote

'Perhaps the most celebated baseball book of the last 50 years.' Los Angeles Times 'I cannot conceive that this year, nor next year, nor the year after that, will produce a more important book - a better written one, a more consistently engrossing one than this portraited of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s, as they were in the sinew and swiftness of their youth and as they are now.' The Boston Globeshow more

About Roger Kahn

Roger Kahn is an award winning writer and journalist who worked at the Tribune and Newsweek. The Boys of Summer was voted one of the top 100 sports books of all time, in 2002, by Sports Illustrated magazine.show more

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7,873 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (2,855)
3 17% (1,300)
2 3% (273)
1 2% (189)
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