From a historical perspective...the story of the famous 1951 playoff between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants is outstanding. The details of the games, facts and legends of the playoff and the portrait of the players on both teams was excellent and well researched. One of these legends - the Giants were stealing signs - was the basis for the fictional story as two young men took part in doing so with the promise that half of a World Series share would be paid to them if the Giants got there.
The only reason that I wont give this five stars is that some parts and stories are left incomplete. During the regular season there is a story written about each regular season game between the two teams...and these are often chopped off with no conclusion or "to be continued." But they are minor distractions to this otherwise excellent baseball book.
The Shot Heard 'round the World Paperback – July 27 2005
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- Paperback : 120 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0874260612
- ISBN-13 : 978-0874260618
- Publisher : Whitmore Pub Co (July 27 2005)
- Product Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.27 x 22.86 cm
- Item Weight : 159 g
- Language: : English
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About the Author
Canadian-born Daniel Wyatt is a self-taught author whose first book, Two Wings and a Prayer, a history book with interviews from World War II Allied Air Force veterans, was published in Canada in 1984. Its sequel, Maximum Effort, was published two years later. Wyatt later switched to historical fiction with his best selling The Last Flight of the Arrow, published in 1990 with Random House of Canada. Since then he has written other historical fiction books dealing with both World War II and baseball. Wyatt has also begun to write screenplays of his own works and has published numerous magazine articles.Wyatt lives in Burlington, Ontario, where he continues to write, study history and politics, coach baseball, and read avidly.
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