"Thought-provoking and entertaining, a rare mix. History should always be this good." Dallas Morning News
"An intriguing account of one of the most fascinating years in baseball history. I learned something new on every page." Tim Kurkjian, ESPN baseball commentator
"Some of my favorite things about baseball got started in 1939Little League, the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and televised baseball games. Talmage brings these stories back to life." Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame pitcher
"There are too few seasons like 1939, and too few writers like Talmage." Rob Neyer, ESPN.com
"For those of you who didn't get to see the baseball stars of 1939 play the game, reading Talmage's book is almost as good." Buck O'Neil, chairman, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
"1939 was the most important year in baseball history, and Talmage Boston captures it all. This book is a delight." Richard J. Tofel, author, A Legend in the Making: The New York Yankees
About the Author
Talmage Boston has been writing about baseball for twelve years and has published more than sixty-five articles, columns, and reviews in the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Elysian Fields Quarterly, and the Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives-Sports Figures.