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ISBN13: 9780380710751
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The year was 1949, and a war-wearied nation turned from the battlefields to the ball fields in search of new heroes. It was a summer that marked the beginning of a sports rivalry unequaled in the annals of athletic competition. The awesome New York Yankees and the indomitable Boston Red Sox were fighting for supremacy of baseball's American League and an aging Joe DiMaggio and a brash, headstrong hitting phenomenon named Ted Williams led their respective teams in a classic pennant duel of almost mythic proportions--one that would be decided in an explosive head-to-head confrontation on the last day of the season...

With incredible skill, passion and insight, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam returns us to that miraculous summer... and to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost for gotten America rested on the crack of a bat.

Review:

"It is a study of all the elements and personalities that influenced baseball that year and beyond. Halberstam brings them together in such an enjoyable, interesting, and informative manner that a reader needn't be a baseball fan to appreciate the book." Library Journal

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David Halberstam's New York Times bestselling classic chronicle of baseball's most magnificent season, as seen through the battle royale between Joe DiMaggio's Yankees and Ted Williams's Red Sox for the heart of a nation.

With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam returns us to the miraculous summer of '49 ... and to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a bat.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-325) and index.

About the Author

David Halberstam was one of America's most distinguished journalists and historians. He covered the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement and reported for the New York Times on the war in Vietnam. The author of fifteen bestsellers, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam reporting. He was killed in a car accident on April 23, 2007, while on his way to an interview for what was to be his next book.

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MarcusHorne, September 21, 2009 (view all comments by MarcusHorne)
Halbertam is a great one for capturing incredible detail in bringing the era alive. To read one of his books feels like you are living a road trip with the teams involved for the whole season. Amazing research and written in a style that even those unfamiliar with a lot of the ballplayer names, can still enjoy it.

I especially loved the insights into DiMaggio, Toots Shor and Ted Williams. It is amazing how many innings would pitch in those days, even with injuries, and still pitch effectively.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380710751
Author:
Halberstam, David
Publisher:
Avon
Author:
Halberstam, David
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
#93-31
Publication Date:
19900402
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.88x4.22x1.05 in. .39 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Avon Books - English 9780380710751 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It is a study of all the elements and personalities that influenced baseball that year and beyond. Halberstam brings them together in such an enjoyable, interesting, and informative manner that a reader needn't be a baseball fan to appreciate the book."
"Synopsis" by , David Halberstam's New York Times bestselling classic chronicle of baseball's most magnificent season, as seen through the battle royale between Joe DiMaggio's Yankees and Ted Williams's Red Sox for the heart of a nation.

With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam returns us to the miraculous summer of '49 ... and to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a bat.

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