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The Resource The era : 1947-1957, when the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers ruled the world, Roger Kahn

The era : 1947-1957, when the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers ruled the world, Roger Kahn

Label
The era : 1947-1957, when the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers ruled the world
Title
The era
Title remainder
1947-1957, when the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers ruled the world
Statement of responsibility
Roger Kahn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Era, Roger Kahn's most important book since The Boys of Summer, chronicles the golden age of modern baseball by following the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers from 1947 - the year of racial integration - through 1957, when the Giants and the Dodgers moved to California. During these eleven seasons the three teams dominated the game. Those years, when baseball was America's unrivaled national sport, saw the integration of the major leagues, the dominance of the Yankees, the arrival of television on the sports scene, and the ascendancy of the United States as a world power. Roger Kahn's keen eye and sharp pen bring it all to life again
  • The Era starts with Jackie Robinson taking the field for the Dodgers, the first black man ever to play major league baseball. Joe DiMaggio is brooding after an off season. The Giants languish under the bland leadership of genial Mel Ott. The decade that follows witnesses some of the most extraordinary events in the history of sport: the brilliant success of Robinson, followed by the signing of Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe; the controversial retirement of the Yankee Clipper; the bursts to stardom of Yogi Berra, Bobby Thomson, Mickey Mantle, Duke Snider, and Willie Mays; Leo Durocher's move from Brooklyn to New York and his building of "my kind of team"; and the wizardly managing of the man Kahn calls Field Marshal Casey von Stengel. The Yankees play in nine out of eleven World Series. The great career of Branch Rickey rises, peaks, and winds down. A little-known collection lawyer named Walter O'Malley obtains control of the Brooklyn Dodgers
  • As the Era concludes, O'Malley uproots the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, and the physiognomy of baseball is changed forever. Roger Kahn's The Boys of Summer is one of the all-time classics of baseball storytelling. Now Kahn turns his attention to the greatest age of baseball. He brings to the task an unrivaled eye for the sport and a lifetime of writing about the game. The result is a grand slam of a book as fresh, controversial, and original as his previous masterpiece. The Era is a contribution to baseball and a contribution to Americana. It brings back the golden age of baseball through the pen of our golden baseball writer
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kahn, Roger
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • New York Giants (Baseball team)
  • Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team)
  • Baseball
  • United States
Label
The era : 1947-1957, when the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers ruled the world, Roger Kahn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [346]-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27897744
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages plates
Isbn
9780395561553
Isbn Type
(recycled paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1566728
Label
The era : 1947-1957, when the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers ruled the world, Roger Kahn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [346]-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27897744
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages plates
Isbn
9780395561553
Isbn Type
(recycled paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1566728

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