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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

by Roger Kahn

eBook

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.


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Publisher: HarperCollins

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 22, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780062089984
  • Release date: February 22, 2011

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780062089984
  • File size: 2885 KB
  • Release date: February 22, 2011

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

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.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 22, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780062089984
    Release date: February 22, 2011

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780062089984
    File size: 2885 KB
    Release date: February 22, 2011

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
  • Languages
    English