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By Roger Kahn

ISBN-10: 0060122390

ISBN-13: 9780060122393

ISBN-10: 1455815128

ISBN-13: 9781455815128

ISBN-10: 1781311781

ISBN-13: 9781781311783

This is a ebook approximately younger males who discovered to play baseball throughout the Thirties and Nineteen Forties, after which went directly to play for some of the most fascinating major-league ball golf equipment ever fielded, the staff that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. it's a ebook by means of and a couple of sportswriter who grew up close to Ebbets box, and who had the great fortune within the Nineteen Fifties to hide the Dodgers for the bring in Tribune. it is a e-book approximately what occurred to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others whilst their glory days have been in the back of them. in brief, it's a booklet fathers and sons and concerning the making of contemporary the United States. 'At some extent in lifestyles while one is thru with boyhood, yet has no longer but found how one can be a guy, it was once my fortune to trip with the main marvelously attractive of teams.' Sentimental since it holds such promise, and bittersweet simply because that promise is prior, the 1st sentence of this masterpiece of wearing literature, first released within the early '70s, units its tone. The group is the mid-20th-century Brooklyn Dodgers, the staff of Robinson and Snyder and Hodges and Reese, a crew of significant triumph and old import composed of guys whose fragile lives have been full of dignity and pathos. Roger Kahn, who lined that staff for the hot York bring in Tribune, makes comprehensible people of his heroes as he chronicles the desires and exploits in their younger lives, fantastically intertwining them together with his personal, then recounts how such a lot of of these candy goals curdled because the physique of those as soon as shining stars grew rusty with age and battered through experience.

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