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Summer of '49 (Perennial Classics) [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

David Halberstam
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19. März 2002 Perennial Classics

David Halberstam's New York Times bestselling classic chronicle of baseball's most magnificent season, as seen through the battle royale between Joe DiMaggio's Yankees and Ted Williams's Red Sox for the heart of a nation.

With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam returns us to the miraculous summer of '49 ... and to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a bat.


  • Taschenbuch: 384 Seiten
  • Verlag: William Morrow Paperbacks; Auflage: Reprint (19. März 2002)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0060007818
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060007812
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 27,9 x 0,6 x 20,3 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.7 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (13 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 319.354 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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With the airwaves saturated with so much sporting choice, it's hard to imagine how, not that long ago, baseball so completely dominated the landscape and captured imaginations. Given the 1949 season that veteran journalist David Halberstam meticulously recreates, maybe it's not so hard after all. It was a season of great public and personal drama for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, with the conflict finally resolving itself in a Yankee pennant following a head-to-head showdown on the final day of the season. Each team was led by a star of the highest magnitude: Joe DiMaggio spurred the Yankees despite missing half the season with a foot injury; Ted Williams virtually carried the Sox on his back, missing an unprecedented third Triple Crown by mere decimal points on his batting average. Halberstam focuses much of his narrative on the trials of these two individual sporting giants, adding fine supporting performances by Yogi Berra, Ellis Kinder, Dom DiMaggio, even restaurateur Toots Shoor. Both on and off the field, Halberstam beautifully captures the ethos of a more innocent game that no longer exists, played by heroes far more driven by their pride than by their salaries. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.


Chronicles the 1949 pennant race between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, profiling the players, owners, and fans as baseball was poised on the brink of major changes. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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4.0 von 5 Sternen Good look at bygone game. 6. Januar 2000
Some baseball seasons are more important than others- the 1941 season saw the twin feats of Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak and Ted Williams .406 batting average, the 1951 season saw the incredible comeback of the New York Giants and Robby Thomson's miracle home run, and the 1964 season saw the final decline and fall of the New York Yankees.
The 1949 season is a special one for baseball as well. The New York Yankees, poised to begin their glory years, would square off with a talented Boston Red Sox team and defeat it in dramatic style thanks to the heroics of an injured Joe DiMaggio.
Summer of '49 is David Halberstam's story of that astounding season. More than a simple account of the season's wins and losses, Halberstam delves deep into the background of the players and coaches. The picture that comes into focus is a fascinating look at the way baseball was played in the 1940s and 50s, when players (many of whom had grown up on small farms in the Great Depression) fought hard to win and played every day as if it were their last. While not quite as interesting as his "October 1964", Halberstam has nevertheless written a wonderfully exciting account of what baseball was like over a half century ago.
This is a book that will make any baseball enthusiast smile.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Early days of the "Curse of the Babe" 27. Februar 2000
The details of the games that kept the race tight right up until the seasons end were not as interesting as the behind the scenes commentary. This was baseball taking baby steps across the color barrier. This was baseball in an era when many of the greats were beginning to fade and the next generation of phemons were just arriving. Baseball in the throes of a painful but game saving transition. Halbertstam is especially good at focusing on some long forgotten players such as Ellis Kinder of the Red Sox.
Although this book is devoid of the intracacies of the game, it is rich in lore and should elighten both the uninitiated and the baseball afficianado.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Halberstam brings alive baseball's "good 'ol days" 21. Januar 1998
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David Halberstam recalls his boyhood heroes - their personalities, feats, and frailties - and spins an outstanding tale of yesteryear. Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams are brilliantly portrayed as the juggernauts they were - two generals leading their troops into an epic battle. This novel is not all fun and games, however, as Halberstam recounts the personal hardships many players endured. A note : fifty years from now, will someone be writing about how today's players toiled for "mere" millions? At the current rate, this appears likely. Make no mistake, this work reflects the TRUE "glory years" of baseball.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Baseball Epic! 7. Mai 1999
The great David Halberstam uses his intellect and flare for a story to write a unique baseball book. He treats the Yankees vs. the Red Sox with all of the respect and awe of the most encyclopeadic account of World War II. Best of all, it is not a typical baseball book, focusing on ERA's, RBI's, numbers, statistics, etc... This is a book about the men who played the game, who lived the game, whose lives were forever intertwined in America's past time. One confuses Joe DiMaggio with Achilles after putting down the Summer of '49.
As a baseball historian, only Roger Kahn matches the greatness of Halberstam.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A great American writer hits one out of the park!!! 25. April 1998
David Halberstam captures the essence and emotion of the times in this stunning look at one of the greatest pennant races in baseball histoery. His attention to detial and thoroughness in researching the subject matter are evident in the fact that as you read you feel like you are reading the box score in the morning paper the day after the game to check up on your team. Summer of '49 is one of the best baseball books I have ever read, but it may not even be Halberstam's best effort -- as his October 1964 is equally captivating and well done.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen THE best explanation of the glory years of baseball 24. April 1999
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I read this a couple years back but I still remember the cast of characters and their triumphs, failures, and think about them quite often, much to my surprise. It reads more like Shakespearean tragedy than a "sports book". It leaves you wondering about the fates of all those players who were forever changed---mostly for the worst. And of course DiMaggio, the hero: you'll understand why he is considered the greatest of all time.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Passionate Rivalry in Baseball's Golden Age 12. Juli 2000
The author gives you a great insight into the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry as played out in 1949, and does a remarkable job of making you feel like you are in the stands watching these 2 terrific teams do battle. I read most of this book on the beaches of Cape Cod, and it felt like I had the game on the radio and I was transported to baseball's golden age. I particularly enjoyed the inside stuff on Joe DiMaggio (even though I'm a Red Sox fan!)
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent
especially for this Yankee fan & fan of the great Yankee-Bosox rivalr
Veröffentlicht am 7. Oktober 1999 von S. Rosenthal
5.0 von 5 Sternen A Great Baseball Book, a wonderful History Book
This book doesn't just talk about baseball, but explores the psyche of the men who played and formed the game. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 26. April 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen A real testament to DiMaggio
For those of us too young to have seen him play, this book forces you to appreciate the realness and authenticity of Joltin' Joe, especially pertinent based on his passing last... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 12. März 1999 von
5.0 von 5 Sternen One of the best baseball books ever
Simply put, this is a great story. From the owners, players and mangers to the vendors and fans, this story truely takes you back in time to when baseball was a great American... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 9. März 1999 von
5.0 von 5 Sternen a total baseball immersion experience
I will keep this as succient as possible. Before I read the Summer of '49, I thought baseball was just a game. After reading it, I knew there was no going back. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 22. Juni 1998 veröffentlicht
4.0 von 5 Sternen The amazing 1949 pennant race between the Red Sox and Yanks.
Halberstam has an incredible knack for telling a story and integrating anecdotes into the work as well. This truly was an amazing book, Halberstam did a masterful job.
Am 17. Januar 1998 veröffentlicht
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