The Boys of Summer (Harperperennial Modern Classics)

By | June 23, 2017
The Boys of Summer (Harperperennial Modern Classics) Author Roger Kahn
ISBN-10 0060883960
ISBN-13 9780060883966
Year 2006-05-09
Pages 512
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major league ball clubs ever fielded the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune This is a book about what happened to Jackie Carl Erskine Pee Wee Reese and the others when their glory days were behind them In short it is a book about America about fathers and sons prejudice and courage triumph and disaster and told with warmth humor wit candor and love

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