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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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"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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"Dazzling...heart-stopping...altogether engrossing....A celebration of a vanished heroic age." The New York Times Book Review

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"The national pastime at its most innocent, heroic best....David Halberstam brings the era vividly to life." Washington Post Book World

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"In a league by itself....A superb re-creation of a legendary summer of baseball — and of a time and a place that once was America." Detroit News

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"A gorgeous story with personalities and anecdotes jam-packing every page." Newsweek

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"A very special book....Even if you're not a baseball fan, this is an exciting story." Wall Street Journal

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A magnificent journey through the 1949 pennant race in which the Red Sox and the Yankees battled down to a one-game season.

Synopsis:

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060007812
Author:
Halberstam, David
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Author:
Halberstam, David
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
New york yankees (baseball team)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
no. 2001-2837
Publication Date:
March 19, 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.15x5.30x.90 in. .68 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Perennial (HarperCollins) - English 9780060007812 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."
"Review" by , "Dazzling...heart-stopping...altogether engrossing....A celebration of a vanished heroic age."
"Review" by , "The national pastime at its most innocent, heroic best....David Halberstam brings the era vividly to life."
"Review" by , "In a league by itself....A superb re-creation of a legendary summer of baseball — and of a time and a place that once was America."
"Review" by , "A gorgeous story with personalities and anecdotes jam-packing every page."
"Review" by , "A very special book....Even if you're not a baseball fan, this is an exciting story."
"Synopsis" by , A magnificent journey through the 1949 pennant race in which the Red Sox and the Yankees battled down to a one-game season.
"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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