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Dynasty : The New York Yankees 1949-1964 Paperback – May 1, 2000
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Lawyer-turned-baseball-writer Golenbock is celebrated for his oral histories of, among other teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs. He's also written some less-than-memorable books, but "Dynasty" was his first, a deeply-researched labor of love which brings us the highlights of the 16 years when the Bronx Bombers humiliated the rest of the baseball world and shattered nearly every record in the book. Golenbock, writing in the mid-1970s, travelled all over the country to meet the players and reconstruct a bygone era. This project, then, did two things: it produced a worthy, important book; and allowed him to avoid watching the less stellar team of the day, then playing in Shea Stadium with the likes of Elliot Maddox, Fritz Peterson, and Fred Stanley.
Each chapter in the book treats a single year in the dynasty. The "story" of that season -- from the inevitable 9-22 record in spring training through the inevitable World Series victory over the Dodgers -- is interrupted for lengthy biographies of 3 or 4 of the pivotal players on that year's club. Golenbock catches up with everyone, from Mantle and Ford to Bob Grim, Tom Sturdivant, and Ryne Duren.Read more ›
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Golenbock, from my past readings of his books, is thorough, leaving little unturned. He focuses on key personalities and keeps the pace going well. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Mike Sorohan
This is an outstanding book, a must for Yankee fans. A bit dated but a great read and a fabulous history book.Published 4 months ago by RadioRob
Seller and product are fine. 5 Stars for sure. What a great BookPublished 10 months ago by Richard Hamilton
Quality as advertised. The author sits in front of me at the Tampa Bay Rays games so I got Peter to sign it for me.Published 11 months ago by Paul H Stephenson
In my opinion one of the finest baseball books ever written. I read it in 1975 and misplaced it of the years. Thanks to Amazon I got two- one for me, one for a friend--Love It. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Everett Carr
This is a solid anecdotal history of the Yankees. Golenbock has done a number of books such as this and once again, he succeeds with his subject matter. Read morePublished 13 months ago by sillybilly312
Interesting book that summed up the great Yankee Dynasty. The parts related to Mantle certainly gave me even greater understanding about just how great of a player and teammate he... Read morePublished 15 months ago by JimandFran DiGiovanna
I'm not a Yankee fan at all, but this is an interesting book about a long gone time.Published 16 months ago by Matthew Runyon