The Boys Of Summer

Author: Roger Kahn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062089986
Size: 61.58 MB
Format: PDF
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"A moving elegy . . . [to] the best team the majors ever saw . . . the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s." --New York Times The classic narrative of growing up within shouting distance of Ebbets Field, covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and what’s happened to everybody since. 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.

Our Bums

Author: David Krell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786477997
Size: 32.63 MB
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Baseball fans may know the story of the Brooklyn Dodgers, but they don't know the whole story. With a foreword by Branch Barrett Rickey (grandson of Branch Rickey), this book fills the void in Dodgers scholarship, exploring their impact on popular culture and revealing lesser-known details of the team's history. Personal stories are included from the fans who embraced Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Carl Erskine, Roy Campanella and other icons of Ebbets Field. Drawing on archival documents, contemporary press accounts and fan interviews, the author brings to life the magic of the Dodgers, chronicling in detail the genesis, glory and demise of the team that changed baseball--and America.

Boy Culture

Author: Shirley R. Steinberg
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313350809
Size: 73.28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. * 166 entries on specific aspects of boyhood life in North America today, ranging from boy-centered toys, games, and media to issues of masculinity and confusing notions of manhood * Expert contributors from a variety of academic and professional disciplines, providing insight into a range of issues related to the lives of North American boys * Bibliographic listings of works cited and further reading in print and online * A comprehensive index

Cooperstown Confidential

Author: Zeʼev Chafets
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Size: 44.23 MB
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A portrait of the National Baseball Hall of Fame notes its role in breaking down racial barriers and the ways in which it has been shaped by historical events, discussing such topics as the story of the founding Clark family, the proposed wing honoring Latino players, and the economics of the induction process.

To Kill A Mockingbird Harperperennial Modern Classics By Harper Lee Conversation Starters

Author: dailyBooks
Size: 48.44 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics): by Harper Lee | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: Discussing race from the viewpoint of a white family in the Deep South mired in racial politics, To Kill a Mockingbird is a bold novel that swept through the country for decades since release. The story is told by Scout, a young girl, who sees gradual changes happening around her. Her father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer who takes up the defense of a black man, Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a white girl. The story rolls on to its final conclusion but not before the issues of racism have been seen and discussed from the perspective of white people in the South.. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of To Kill a Mockingbird. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

New York

Size: 26.15 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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