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'Perhaps the most celebated baseball book of the last 50 years.' Los Angeles Times 'I cannot conceive that this year, nor next year, nor the year after that, will produce a more important book - a better written one, a more consistently engrossing one than this portraited of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s, as they were in the sinew and swiftness of their youth and as they are now.' The Boston Globe --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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."
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE READ.TELLS IT LIKE IT IS.(WAS). I LOVE THE REVEALING FOLLOW UPS ON THE PLAYERS LIVES THIRTY YEARS AFTER.Published 3 months ago by Bill Coles
Roger Kahn is a journalist and not a novelist. He has merely glued years of sports articles into a long and boring story. If you read the sports page then read the book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Thomas McCavour
If you love to read books on baseball and you don't own this one you are missing out. I own many baseball books and this one is in the top 5.Published on July 5 2003 by steve
This is one of the books that I had considered reading since I was a young man in love with baseball for the first time. Read morePublished on May 18 2003 by Robert Wellen
Although I enjoyed the book, I'm sorry now that I spent the money on Mr. Kahn. Given Mr. Kahn's anti-American spew to the people in Cooperstown (a holy place! Read morePublished on April 11 2003 by G. Crum
It seems strange, looking back over the decades, to think that America seemed so close to perfect. The war was won, everyone had a job, family values ruled, and the Dodgers were in... Read morePublished on March 22 2002 by Peter Mackay
As a former sportswriter who once covered the Dodgers, I can vouch for the authenticity of Roger Kahn's excellent book about the fabulous Brooklyn days and the tenacious loyalty of... Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2002 by William Hare
This book is so good that as soon as I finished it, I started reading it again. No wonder it's considered a classic! Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2002 by A reader