Harper Academic

Summer of '49

by David Halberstam

On Sale: 05/09/2006

Price: $17.99

Summer of '49

by David Halberstam

On Sale: 05/09/2006

Format:

Price: $17.99

About the Book

“Dazzling…A celebration of a vanished heroic age and a ‘simpler America’ ” —New York Times Book Review

David Halberstam’s classic chronicle of baseball’s most magnificent season, as seen through the battle royal between Joe DiMaggio’s Yankees and Ted Williams’s Red Sox for the hearts of a nation.

The year was 1949, and a war-wearied nation turned from the battlefields to the ball fields in search of new heroes. It was a summer that marked the beginning of a sports rivalry unequaled in the annals of athletic competition. The awesome New York Yankees and the indomitable Boston Red Sox were fighting for supremacy of baseball’s American League and an aging Joe DiMaggio and a brash, headstrong hitting phenomenon named Ted Williams led their respective teams in a classic pennant duel of almost mythic proportions—one that would be decided in an explosive head-to-head confrontation on the last day of the season.

With incredible skill, passion and insight, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam returns us to that miraculous summer—and to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a bat.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060884260
  • ISBN 10: 0060884266
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 05/09/2006
  • Trimsize: 5.310 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.860 in (d)
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: $17.99
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / United States / General
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC4 : HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • BISAC5 : HISTORY / World
  • BISAC6 : HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • BISAC7 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Coaching / Baseball
  • BISAC8 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Essays & Writings
  • BISAC9 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
  • BISAC10 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Statistics