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Dynasty : The New York Yankees 1949-1964 Paperback – May 1, 2000
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Lawyer-turned-baseball-writer Golenbock is celebrated for his oral histories of, among other teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs. He's also written some less-than-memorable books, but "Dynasty" was his first, a deeply-researched labor of love which brings us the highlights of the 16 years when the Bronx Bombers humiliated the rest of the baseball world and shattered nearly every record in the book. Golenbock, writing in the mid-1970s, travelled all over the country to meet the players and reconstruct a bygone era. This project, then, did two things: it produced a worthy, important book; and allowed him to avoid watching the less stellar team of the day, then playing in Shea Stadium with the likes of Elliot Maddox, Fritz Peterson, and Fred Stanley.
Each chapter in the book treats a single year in the dynasty. The "story" of that season -- from the inevitable 9-22 record in spring training through the inevitable World Series victory over the Dodgers -- is interrupted for lengthy biographies of 3 or 4 of the pivotal players on that year's club. Golenbock catches up with everyone, from Mantle and Ford to Bob Grim, Tom Sturdivant, and Ryne Duren.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book (so I hear).
I got this for a friend who had read it in the 70s. Book itself was is good shape and shipping was good. It did NOT include the dust cover. Read more
This was an enjoyable read when it was first published in the 1970's. I was hoping to enjoy it again, but the typographical errors in this on-line edition were prolific. Read morePublished 1 month ago by davemanhat
Hello Yankee Fans! I'm only going to suggest that if you haven't already read this one - DO SO! This book brings you inside the great years that once were, and will see again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Red Spider
... the editing of this book is the worst I have ever seen. Periods where comma's should be, and this is throughout the book. Mispellings galore, to the point of distraction.Published 3 months ago by V Grey
Golenbock, from my past readings of his books, is thorough, leaving little unturned. He focuses on key personalities and keeps the pace going well. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mike Sorohan
This is an outstanding book, a must for Yankee fans. A bit dated but a great read and a fabulous history book.Published 10 months ago by RadioRob