Books Price Comparison (Including Amazon) - Guaranteed Lowest Prices on Books


The Boys of Summer (Harperperennial Modern Classics)

The Boys of Summer (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
Author: Roger Kahn
ISBN 13: 9780060883966
ISBN 10: 60883960
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 2006-05-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $14.99

This is a book 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 a book 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 a book about America, about fathers and sons, prejudice and courage, triumph and disaster, and told with warmth, humor, wit, candor, and love.

New York Times

The best team the majors ever saw, a team so extraordinary that Marianne Moore wrote poems to it—the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s...A moving elegy!