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October 1964 by David Halberstam
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Mar 25, 10

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Another classic by Halberstam. Much like Summer of '49 - this book offers a nostalgic look at the World Series match-up between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees. I connected with this book mainly because of how Halberstam is able to write in a way that you can feel the emotion of the situation. The book offers a contrast from the up and coming Cardinals to a crumbling dynasty of the New York Yankees in the mid-sixties. Not only are these teams going in opposite directions there are also social upheavals occurring in the U.S. during this time that offers a rich context and backdrop for the characters such as Bob Gibson and Mickey Mantle. I liked the feeling of nostalgia that is depicted as the Yankees fought for one more taste of glory before having to face the reality of re-building a contending team in the years to come.
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