The Boys of Summer (Harperperennial Modern Classics) (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060883966
ISBN-10: 0060883960
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 9th, 2006
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Harperperennial Modern Classics