The Era, 1947-1957
When the Yankees, the Giants and the Dodgers Ruled the World
By (author) Roger Kahn
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Era, 1947-1957 by Roger Kahn
Book DescriptionCelebrated sports writer Roger Kahn casts his gaze on the golden age of baseball, an unforgettable time when the game thrived as America's unrivaled national sport. The Era begins in 1947 with Jackie Robinson changing major league baseball forever by taking the field for the Dodgers. Dazzling, momentous events characterize the decade that followed-Robinson's amazing accomplishments; the explosion on the national scene of such soon-to-be legends as Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Bobby Thomson, Duke Snider, and Yogi Berra; Casey Stengel's crafty managing; the emergence of televised games; and the stunning success of the Yankees as they play in nine out of eleven World Series. The Era concludes with the relocation of the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, a move that shook the sport to its very roots.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803278059
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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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.
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Author Biography - Roger Kahn
Prize-winning author, Roger Kahn has written many baseball books, including the classic The Boys of Summer. His Good Enough to Dream, A Season in the Sun, and Memories of Summer are available in Bison Books editions. He is a visiting lecturer on creative writing at SUNY New Paltz.
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