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The Boys of Summer: The Classic Narrative of Growing Up Within Shouting Distance of Ebbets Field, Covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and What's Happened to Everybody Since

The Boys of Summer: The Classic Narrative of Growing Up Within Shouting Distance of Ebbets Field, Covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and What's Happened to Everybody Since

Written by Roger Kahn

Narrated by Phil Gigante


The Boys of Summer: The Classic Narrative of Growing Up Within Shouting Distance of Ebbets Field, Covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and What's Happened to Everybody Since

Written by Roger Kahn

Narrated by Phil Gigante

ratings:
5/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
15 hours
Released:
Mar 19, 2009
ISBN:
9781423377726
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

A baseball classic…

Author Roger Kahn elevated sports writing with his baseball books, especially his influential (and beloved) “The Boys of Summer,” THE classic World Series story. Feuds, curses, and edge-of-your-seat ball games culminate in a series for the ages with the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers facing down their archivals, the New York Yankees.

Description

This is an audiobook about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is an audiobook by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. This is a book about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when their glory days were behind them. In short, it is an audiobook about America, about fathers and sons, prejudice and courage, triumph and disaster, and told with warmth, humor, wit, candor, and love.

"A work of high purpose and poetic accomplishment. The finest American book on sports." -James Michener

Released:
Mar 19, 2009
ISBN:
9781423377726
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Roger Kahn, a prize-winning author, grew up in Brooklyn, where he says everybody on the boys' varsity baseball team at his prep school wanted to play for the Dodgers. None did. He has written nineteen books. Like most natives of Brooklyn, he is distressed that the Dodgers left. "In a perfect world," he says, "the Dodgers would have stayed in Brooklyn and Los Angeles would have gotten the Mets."


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  • Before Verlander, A-Rod, and Kershaw, players named Clem, Pee Wee, Preacher, and Duke ruled the diamond. "The Boys of Summer" follows their dramatic 1955 season on the Brooklyn Dodgers. Feuds, curses, and edge-of-your-seat ball games culminate in a World Series for the ages with the Dodgers facing down their archrivals, the New York Yankees. THE classic World Series book.

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