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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.
Such a fun, fun read. You will never believe how chaotic New York used to be (unless you lived there, of course).Published 1 month 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 1 month ago by Fritz Z. Smith
Great book.Really brings the era back to life for me again.Published 2 months ago by Barbara Gilleski
Now it's even easier to see what Derek Jeter means when he says - "just wait til the ghosts come out.Published 4 months ago by Dawn M. Hall
Neither a pure baseball book nor just an account of an extraordinary time in the political, social, cultural, and economic life of the city, LADIES AND GENTLEMAN is a compelling... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Timothy Sommer
with big stories and characters --- Reggie Jackson, Billy Martin, George Steinbrenner, Andrew Cuomo, Ed Koch, Bella Abzug, the NY Yankees SON of SAM! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Herbert B. Warren
I really enjoyed the way the author takes you between the political aspects and the professional sports view at just the right pace to keep you wanting to read more. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Brian Bahnsen
Great book - well researched and written combining many key forces and angles on New York in the 1970s. Wish was even longer - an epilogue if you will.Published 8 months ago by Z.
This book is primarily about New York's mayoral election and the New York Yankees, with occasional time outs for other events such as the Son of Sam murders and the blackout and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael Lewyn