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Read online The Boys of Summer (Aurum Sports Classics).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Boys of Summer (Aurum Sports Classics) This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the s and s 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 s 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 by Roger Kahn

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A Season in the Sun, The Era, 1947-1957: When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World, The Head Game: Baseball Seen from the Pitcher's Mound, Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art, and Writing about It a Game, A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s, October Men: Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' Miraculous Finish in 1978, The Boys of Summer, Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball, Joe and Marilyn, Good Enough to Dream
Acclaimed baseball writer Roger Kahn gives us a memoir of his Brooklyn childhood a recollection of a life in journalism and a record of personal acquaintance with the greatest ballplayers of several eras His father had a passion for the Dodgers his mother s passion was for poetry Somehow young Roger managed to blend both loves in a career that encompassed writing about sports for the i New York Herald Tribune i i Sports Illustrated i the i Saturday Evening Post i i Esquire i and i Time i br br Kahn recalls the great personalities of a golden era Leo Durocher Mickey Mantle Willie Mays Jackie Robinson Red Smith Dick Young and many more and recollects the wittiest lines from forty years in dugouts press boxes and newsrooms Often hilarious always precise about action on the field and off i Memories of Summer i is an enduring classic about how baseball met literature to the benefit of both, In i Rickey amp Robinson i legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn reveals the true unsanitized account of the integration of baseball a story that for decades has relied largely on inaccurate secondhand reports Focusing on Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson Kahn s account is based on exclusive reporting and his personal reminiscences including revelatory material he buried in his notebooks in the s and s br br Rickey and Robinson were chiefly responsible for making integration happen Through in depth examinations of both men Kahn separates fact from myth to present a truthful portrait of baseball and its participants at a critical juncture in American history, Jack Dempsey was perfectly suited to the time in which he fought the time when the United States first felt the throb of its own overwhelming power For eight years and two months after World War I Dempsey with his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill was heavyweight champion of the world i A Flame of Pure Fire i is the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance that nearly burned them to ash Hobo roughneck fighter lover millionaire movie star and finally a gentleman of rare generosity and sincerity Dempsey embodied an America grappling with the confusing demands of preeminence Dempsey lived a life that touched every part of the American experience in the first half of the twentieth century Roger Kahn one of our preeminent writers about the human side of sport has found in Dempsey a subject that matches his own manifold talents A friend of Dempsey s and an insightful observer of the ways in which sport can measure a society s evolution Kahn reaches a new and exciting stage in his acclaimed career with this book In the story of a man John Lardner called a flame of pure fire at last a hero Roger Kahn finds the heart of America, Beyond the techniques and training baseball begins with one player facing another and the psychological battle that they wage the head game In his critically acclaimed and bestselling new book Roger Kahn presents the story of this supreme war of wits and the people who changed the course of baseball by playing what he calls chess at miles an hour In i The Head Game i Kahn investigates not only grips tactics and physics but also the intelligence maturity and competitive fire that has inspired some of the greatest hurlers in history br By covering renowned pitchers and pitching minds from Christy Mathewson Cy Young Don Drysdale Bob Gibson and Bruce Sutter to today s reigning pitching coach Leo Mazzone Roger Kahn sheds new light on baseball s most pivotal contest A delightful and edifying tour of America s favorite pastime seen through the pitcher s eyes i The Head Game i is as lively and familiar and old shoe as the game itself even today Los Angeles Times br br br