Valerie's Reviews > Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning by Jonathan Mahler
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Jul 11, 08

bookshelves: sports, baseball
Recommended to Valerie by: Dad
Recommended for: Amy
Read in July, 2008

I think I was 9 years old when all of this happened. Yet my father constantly talks about some of it as though I should know every detail of a political/historical event that took place on the opposite coast when I was 9. I remember Billy Martin as a colorful manager, and this book put him and Reggie Jackson in perspective.
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