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How About That! The Life of Mel Allen Hardcover – March 1, 2005
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A must read for every Yankee fan.
The author's extensive list of sources, the numerous interviews and materials cited, give credibility to a somewhat daunting task. How do you sum up a person's life, especially after he is gone? Mr. Borelli has succeeded in this goal, which appears to have the secondary accomplishment of giving a lifetime Yankee fan the opportunity to delve into one of his hero's lives and meet, share with and learn from those who were close to Mel Allen.
I was not a Yankee fan before reading this book. That has not changed. I am a baseball fan, and I love reading great books about baseball and other sports. I am also a fan of those who work hard to achieve greatness in their field. I am now a fan of Mel Allen.
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Very well done and this book answered my questions about why the Braves did not hire Allen when they moved to Atlanta; Allen did not want to go to Atlanta, but was offered the job. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Donald wells
I grew up in the Army which meant that I moved a lot. In many places outside the USA TV and radio was limited to whatever the Armed Forces Broadcasting would send us. Read morePublished on February 14, 2009 by JohnBarry46
Borelli's book is to be recommended for the sports fans who want to read more than the ordinary book about a well-known sports personality. Read morePublished on February 9, 2007 by J. Campbell
Borelli's account of Mel Allen's life is a great read. If you are a Yankee fan, Allen is one of those mythical names associated with the franchise. Read morePublished on February 1, 2007 by Davidus Zidane
Most of us merely knew Mel Allen by his distinct voice. In this powerful biography, Borelli captures the "man behind the man" that only few knew, but many yearned to meet. Read morePublished on January 31, 2007 by Tyler Hildenbrandt
Mel Allen was not only the voice of the Yankees: he was the voice of all baseball for three decades, as important a sports icon in his time as John Madden is to younger... Read morePublished on December 31, 2006 by Hadi Deeb
As a long time Yankees fan, I was aware of Mel Allen but really did not know much about his background or overall contribution to the organizations's success. Read morePublished on December 27, 2006 by J-E-T-S, JETS!