But what more is there to say about a ball club, even one as stormy and successful as the '77 Yanks? Mahler wisely strays out of the dugout and into the chaotic city to give his chronicle breadth and shape. Mahler deftly brings together a host of characters and developments--from doomed old-school catcher Thurman Munson to congressional hellraiser Bella Abzug, from media kingpin Rupert Murdoch to battling politicos Ed Koch and Mario Cuomo, from downtown punks to the glittery decadence of Studio 54. The result is a lively read that will entertain readers who wouldn't know an RBI from CBGB. --Steven Stolder --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Got this a a book for a class I was in and found it so well written, I kept it after the class as part of my collection.Published 1 month ago by L. Crisalli
Great story of an age long since past (and probably that's a good thing!) If you like the NY Post, this book will be right up your alley. I thought it was great!Published 3 months ago by DXN-Schuylerville
My only regret, is that the book didn't end on August 3rd 1979, the day we were informed that the captain had tragically died in a plane crash. Read morePublished 4 months ago by buyer
Great Read. I recommend to all who lived in new York in the70'sPublished 5 months ago by Edward moskowitz
Such a fun, fun read. You will never believe how chaotic New York used to be (unless you lived there, of course).Published 8 months ago by Molto Canape
Captures the atmosphere of that turbulent year in New York City's history. Wish it would have delved into Abe Beame's character a little more. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Fritz Z. Smith
Great book.Really brings the era back to life for me again.Published 9 months ago by Barbara Gilleski