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This book is a good read for someone who enjoys a well written story.
Even if you are not a Yankee or Red Sox fan, this book is a pure joy for any baseball fan and one interested in the history of America's pasttime.
Halberstam is of course a great story teller and he is incredibly good at weaving cultural issues from that era into the book.
I appreciated the author's enthusiasm for the subject of the 1949 American League pennant race between the NY Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Leslie Edwards-hill
was OK, I guess... I was hoping for more... really just a series of anecdotes and background information about the various players and coaches... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Christopher Newkumet
Very good, but not the best Halberstam. However, Halberstam's worst would ne better than most. That being said, this book does take you back into time and makes you feel like are... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Dunlap
Good to hear about the backgrounds of the different players. Interesting paraphrase that the Red Sox wanted to win but the Yankees needed to win. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janis silver
that summer I was in grade school and used every excuse in the book to ditch school to by a .75 ticket and sit in the bleachers at Fenway, I am sure the nuns knew what I was up to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by galmr
Halberstam tells the stories not only of the key games in 1948, 49 and 50 but also the peosal histories of the players. If you are a real fan of the game, you will love it.Published 2 months ago by Franklin S. Reeder
Anything David Halberstam wrote is OK by me. His clear, journalistic writing style is ideally suited to baseball . Read morePublished 2 months ago by Noel G Bowles
This is a fantastic book for any baseball fan; a must read for all Red Sox fans and those devotees of "The Evil Empire".Published 2 months ago by John Young