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.

My Library Status

  • Not Yet Read
  • Not Yet in My Library
  • Not Yet in Wish List

My Library Options

  • Mark as Read
  • Add to My Library
  • Add to Wish List
Log In
Coming Soon!
Year First Published:1989
Non-Fiction

Purchase Information
Paperback     provided by Bookshop.org

Also by David Halberstam


Also from 1989