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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; Original edition (April 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602396795
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602396791
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Stanley Cohen is a veteran award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. For more than fifty years, he has worked as an editor, writer, and reporter for newspapers, magazines, and an international news service. He also has taught writing, journalism, and philosophy at Hunter College and at New York University. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Inside Sports, and Sports Inc., and he was a contributing writer for The Diamond magazine and Sports, Inc. He lives in Tomkins Cove, New York.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bmfc1 on September 5, 2009
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This is the perfect book for a Mets fan suffering through a horrible season. The author perfectly mixes game recaps with interviews. I liked that he didn't dwell on the sociological significance of the season or related world events, instead emphasizing how the Mets won the Series. Even if you think that you know everything about the '69 Mets, you will learn something. I loved this book.
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I didn't mind the content of the book, if you READ it. The audible book is absolutely terrible. The narrator, Ian Eugene Ryan, doesn't know how to pronounce the names of most of the players, many of whom are in the Hall of Fame.. His pronunciation of some basic English words is like a fifth grader. I don't know how the author or the publisher can allow this to happen. Doesn't anyone edit these books? It really made a great story a very bad listen.
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Any book about the Metsies will hold my attention,but his present day interviews with the players and coaches make this a very special book.
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By David Rolfes on January 8, 2013
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I am a Baseball Historian and this is one book that I truly treasure and can read over and over again.
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