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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City by Jonathan Mahler
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City

Garylovestoread, August 15, 2012

What a book! What a year! If your a Yankee fan, a New York City fan, or just a fan of a good read, pick up this book ASAP and read through it. You'll probably lose sleep because you won't want to put it down, but it was totally worth the effort. Just when it looked like New York was down for the count - its heart and soul and civic fabric seemingly bankrupt and burned - the city rose, incapable of dropping dead (see Ford, Gerald). Jonathan Mahler takes us on a mesmerizing trip down in the dark recesses of racist politics and up into the bright lights of Broadway and Yankee Stadium, transporting us back to a year that turned out to be not the end but morning at last after the city's longest night. Nice job Mr. Mahler.
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Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster by Jonathan Eig
Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster

Garylovestoread, August 4, 2012

An excellent reading about the #1 criminal of all time. As bad as al capone was, its
Unreal how bad the people who ruled chicago were. Mayors, the police
Fedetal agents were all in his pocket. Even after all the
murder and mayhem, the only way he is stopped is by
The irs and syphilis. Who knew i would be rooting for those two different entities. Good job mr. Eig i really enjoyed this book.
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October 1964 by David Halberstam
October 1964

Garylovestoread, June 27, 2012

October 1964 should be a hit with old-time baseball fans, who'll relish the opportunity to relive that year's to-die-for World Series, when the dynastic but aging New York Yankees squared off against the upstart St. Louis Cardinals. It should be a hit with younger students of the game, who'll eat up the vivid portrayals of legends like Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris of the Yankees and Bob Gibson and Lou Brock of the Cardinals. Most of all, however, David Halberstam's book should be a hit with anyone interested in understanding the important interplay between sports and society."
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Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss by Marty Appel
Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss

Garylovestoread, June 13, 2012

An excellent story of the most important sports organization in the history of the U.S. Read here not only about the Babe, Lou, Joe D. and the Mick, but guys like Jack Chesbro, Bob Meusel, Wait Hoyt, Clete Boyer, Bobby Richardson and Bernie Williams. It doesn't matter if you root for the Dodgers, Giants, Mets or Nationals, if you are a fan of baseball and history, then you will love reading this book. While i was a Senators fan and am currently a Nationals fan, nobody can not root for the heroes who played in Pinstripes over the past 110 years. Excellent work Mr. Appel. As Yogi Berra may have said, "if Marty had not written it doewn, i woudn't have believe it to be true".
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Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley
Cronkite

Garylovestoread, June 6, 2012

An amazing story of an amazing American hero. Walter Cronkite was the man Anerica turned to in so many critical moments of the 1960s, to lend us support, a shoulder to lean on, a strong voice in turbulent times. When he announced the death of PResident Kennedy, we knew that while a terrible time had occurred, our Uncle Walter was there for us. We turned to him every night on the evenng news and knew. as did PResident Johnson, that once his administration lost Walter Cronkite, then America would turn away from involvement in Vietnam. Douglas Brinkley again provides us great deatail into the life of a man who we may not have known personally, but we all called friend. An outstanding look into a real American Hero, who set a high standard for both reporting and news coverage, one that has barely been reached since his death. I recommend this took to historians, readers of media, the average citizen who longs for a simpler time and anyone who wants to know what the true meaning of honesty is in a human. Thank you Walter for being there for us and thank you Douglas Brinkley for brining him back to life for us.
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