Summer of '49

by David Halberstam

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

The year was 1949, and a war-weary 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.

Year First Published:1989

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Summer of '49
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780688066789      ISBN 10: 068806678X
Publisher: William Morrow  1989

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Summer of '49
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ISBN: 9780380710751      ISBN 10: 0380710757
Publisher: Avon  1990

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Summer of '49
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ISBN: 9780060007812      ISBN 10: 0060007818
Publisher: William Morrow  2002

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Summer of '49
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ISBN: 9780060884260      ISBN 10: 0060884266
Publisher: William Morrow  2006

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