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56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports by [Kennedy, Kostya]
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Winner, CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year, Spitball Magazine

Runner-Up, PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing

Best Biography/Autobiography, San Francisco Book Festival

"The best baseball book to appear in many a season." --Roger Kahn

"The era, the ballplayer and the record are all laid out beautifully.... The tension of the times is matched by the pressure of the streak." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Kennedy combines the sweep of a historian, the narrative power of a novelist and the passion of a fan." --Allen Barra, Newsday

"Kennedy has produced a book that, like its subject, is destined to hold up over time." --Tom Verducci

"A wonderful book. And what may be the last word on a record that may last forever." --Gay Talese

"Kostya Kennedy rescues The Streak from the numberish precinct of the record book and brings it back to the realm of drama which it dominated in 1941. He follows the ripples of DiMaggio's doings to the wide world beyond baseball and delivers to us a tale that's a delight." --Richard Ben Cramer

"56--the number alone still has meaning, but there is a compelling and textured story behind it, a story that pre- and postdates the summer of 1941. Kostya Kennedy tells that story beautifully." --Bob Costas

About the Author

Kostya Kennedy, a senior editor at Sports Illustrated, writes on a wide range of subjects. Before joining SI, he was a staff writer at Newsday and contributed to The New York Times and The New Yorker. He earned an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, from which he received a Pulitzer Fellowship. He lives with his wife and children in Westchester County, N.Y.

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  • File Size: 2565 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Illustrated Books (March 10, 2011)
  • Publication Date: March 10, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004R1Q9SA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,608 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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