The Era, 1947–1957 The Era, 1947–1957

The Era, 1947–1957

When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World

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Publisher Description

The author of The Boys of Summer explores the golden age of baseball, an unforgettable time when the game thrived as America’s unrivaled national sport.

The Era begins in 1947, with Jackie Robinson changing major league baseball forever by taking the field for the Dodgers. Dazzling, momentous events characterize the decade that followed—Robinson’s amazing accomplishments; the explosion on the national scene of such soon-to-be legends as Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Bobby Thomson, Duke Snider, and Yogi Berra; Casey Stengel’s crafty managing; the emergence of televised games; and the stunning success of the Yankees as they play in nine out of eleven World Series. The Era concludes with the relocation of the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, a move that shook the sport to its very roots.

“Kahn knows where the bodies are buried and allows his audience a joyous read as he digs them up.”—Publishers Weekly

“[Kahn] engagingly captures the flavor of the times by bringing to the fore the defining traits and relationships that added human dimension to the sport.”—Library Journal


“Kahn weaves such personal information into his rich descriptions of thrilling regular-season, playoff and World Series games. And in doing so he endows the players, managers and owners with more dynamic dimensions than any baseball writer of his generation. The men in The Era are ballplayers, not deities; and it takes the unerring strength of a straight shooter like Kahn to remind nostalgic baseball fans of that simple fact.”—Chicago Tribune

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2014
January 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
382
Pages
PUBLISHER
Diversion Books
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Jandbg15 ,

Honesty Us Refreshing

I grew up in Chicago as a Cub fan in the end of this period of time. I actually lived in Milwaukee as a kid and went to see the Cubs play those amazing Braves teams in the mid 50’s.

That said, other than the yearly Yankee Fest sometimes but often referred to as the World Series, so My knowledge of New York baseball was always filtered through my hatred of the Yankees.

This writer is opinionated but he seems to back up his ideas with good factual information. I am opinionated too so his honesty was refreshing.

And, I loved his comments about Stan Musial, one of my heroes despite his Cardinal lifestyle. Seeing him compare him with Ted Williams and other great hitters of his time was very cool. I agree he was the best, right after Ernie Banks!

Good read!! You have

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