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Summer of '49

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Halberstam's classic #1 bestseller, about the magical summer when baseball's fiercest rivalry captured the nation's imagination, and changed the sport foreverThe summer of 1949: It was baseball's Golden Age and the year Joe DiMaggio's New York Yankees were locked in a soon-to-be classic battle with Ted Williams's Boston Red Sox for the American League pennant. As postwar America looked for a unifying moment, the greatest players in baseball history brought their rivalry to the field, captivating the American public through the heart-pounding final moments of the season. This expansive story captures an era, incorporating profiles of the players and their families, fans, broadcasters, baseball executives, and sportswriters. Riveting in its blend of powerful detail and exhilarating narrative, The Summer of '49 is Pulitzer Prizewinner David Halberstam's engrossing look at not only a sports rivalry, but at a time when America's very identity was wrapped up in its beloved national game. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.


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Publisher: Open Road Media

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 9, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781453286111
  • Release date: January 9, 2013

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781453286111
  • File size: 5669 KB
  • Release date: January 9, 2013

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

subjects

History Nonfiction

Languages

English

Halberstam's classic #1 bestseller, about the magical summer when baseball's fiercest rivalry captured the nation's imagination, and changed the sport foreverThe summer of 1949: It was baseball's Golden Age and the year Joe DiMaggio's New York Yankees were locked in a soon-to-be classic battle with Ted Williams's Boston Red Sox for the American League pennant. As postwar America looked for a unifying moment, the greatest players in baseball history brought their rivalry to the field, captivating the American public through the heart-pounding final moments of the season. This expansive story captures an era, incorporating profiles of the players and their families, fans, broadcasters, baseball executives, and sportswriters. Riveting in its blend of powerful detail and exhilarating narrative, The Summer of '49 is Pulitzer Prizewinner David Halberstam's engrossing look at not only a sports rivalry, but at a time when America's very identity was wrapped up in its beloved national game. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.


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