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The Boys of Summer
The Boys of Summer
Author: Roger Kahn
This is a book about some young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s in such places as Reading, Pennsylvania; Anderson, Indiana; Plainfield, New Jersey; Woonsocket, Rhode Island; and then went on to play for one of the most exciting professional teams that the major leagues ever fielded--the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s--...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060914165
ISBN-10: 0060914165
Publication Date: 5/1987
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Members Wishing: 3
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It was a wonderful book , full of insights into the player's minds and spirit
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This book receives some snark for its sentimentality, but I feel that it reserves a right to be sappy about this legendary MLB franchise and time period in the history of the sport. Known as a quintessential baseball read, engaging and entertaining from start to finish.
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I can take baseball or leave it-but my friend asked me to read this --so what could i do??? Hey this was a good book. It is really two books in one. It tells the story of youth and baseball and their dreams and about what happens when the players get older. It is about the Ole Brooklyn Dodgers National League baseball team and is very well written. I may like baseball from now on. I did learn about this sport and now have a better respect for it--this coming from me who doesn't care for sports is a high compliment. Very good read i must say.

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