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The Boys of Summer

The Classic Narrative of Growing Up Within Shouting Distance of Ebbets Field, Covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and What's Happened to Everybody Since

By Roger Kahn
Narrated by Phil Gigante / 15 hours 10 minutes

This is an audiobook 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 an audiobook 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 an audiobook about America, about fathers and sons, prejudice and courage, triumph and disaster, and told with warmth, humor, wit, candor, and love.

“A work of high purpose and poetic accomplishment. The finest American book on sports.” —James Michener

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Author
Narrator Phil Gigante
ISBN 9781423377726
Length 15 hours 10 minutes
Language English
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres History, Sports & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #11,140 Overall
Genre rank #108 in Sports