It chronicles the season of 1946, one of the most interesting in baseball history.
Weintraub's epilogue at the end of the book is extremely well written as well as he relates what the future held for those involved in this story.
All in all, a very fine book and I would highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys baseball and American history.
This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in baseball or World War II. The connection between baseball and US military service is deep and undeniable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher Kelly
Don't waste your time or get your hopes up; this book is not worth the effort. Poorly written and a great subject will sited. MLB ought to sue. This is not a Halberstam effort.Published 2 months ago by Richard P. Deranian
Robert Weintraub writes a nice depiction of the era when baseball's stars returned after their service during WWII intermixed with Jackie Robinson's rise to the big leagues.Published 3 months ago by Robert L. Campbell
Really a bunch of short stories, woven into the season. I think the booked lacked non baseball 1946 colour, aura, return from the War feeling. Some baseball player... Read morePublished 3 months ago by BobbyT
Great book for baseball lovers. Lots of great information about players who gave up years of their career to serve the nation. Very enjoyable.Published 4 months ago by john w. obrien
This is a fascinating exposition on America's national passtime as it resumed its glory upon the return of players who had served in WWII. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Archer A. Jordan
A great trip back thru time to the beginning of "baseball's golden age." 1946 saw a lot of changes and some turmoil in the country, readjusting to normal life at WWII. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steven Thum
Although this subject was done better in "When The Boys Came Back" this is still an enjoyable book and worth the time for any baseball fan.Published 7 months ago by Kevin J Kearney