This is an over-sized book over 600 pages long covering the baseball seasons from 1947 through 1964. I believe the best way to read it is to switch off with another book or books over a period of time. Among the things that made it especially appealing to me is the time period which covers my beginnings as a baseball fan in 1951. There is more to baseball's rich history than what we learn about the superstars, and this book covers numerous supernumeraries in addition to those well known by all baseball fans. Dick Schofield, Joe De Maestri, Bob Cain, Gus Zernial, Fred Hatfield, Chico Carrasquel, Bill Momboquette, and numerous others known to all baseball fans of this era grace the pages of this book. We learn how they felt about managers such as Paul Richards, Eddie Stanky, Mayo Smith, Danny Murtaugh, and others. Vic Power, Pumpsie Green, Minnie Minoso, Don Newcombe, and others relate their experiences in adjusting to America's prejudices. Being traded, adjusting to new teammates, relating to various managers, who were the drinkers, the family men, and who hung around with who on road trips are all experiences that make this a unique book that makes for fascinating reading.
As I previously mentioned I feel it is best to read this book while switching off to other reading. I read it during the evenings while in bed, and read something else during the day. I believe you are more likely to stick with this book while alternating with something else. In addition this book is the type you can put aside for a while and continue later without any difficulty. My only complaint is there isn't much from players from "my" Detroit Tigers. The years 1962 and 1964 have nothing at all.
However, if you grew up during this time period you will find this a fascinating book to read. If you didn't, read and find out what you missed. Enjoy!