Roger Kahn


Born
in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
October 31, 1927

Died
February 06, 2020

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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Roger Kahn was best known for The Boys of Summer, about the Brooklyn Dodgers.


Average rating: 4.08 · 12,967 ratings · 659 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Boys of Summer

4.12 avg rating — 10,133 ratings — published 1972 — 32 editions
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4.11 avg rating — 376 ratings — published 1999 — 14 editions
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October Men: Reggie Jackson...

3.83 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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The Era, 1947-1957: When th...

4.09 avg rating — 406 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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Good Enough to Dream

4.14 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 1985 — 10 editions
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The Head Game: Baseball See...

3.71 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Memories of Summer: When Ba...

4.13 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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A Season in the Sun

3.67 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1978 — 8 editions
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Rickey & Robinson: The True...

3.84 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Joe and Marilyn

3.13 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1986 — 15 editions
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More books by Roger Kahn…
“You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. Losing after great striving is the story of man, who was born to sorrow, whose sweetest songs tell of saddest thought, and who, if he is a hero, does nothing in life as becomingly as leaving it.”
Roger Kahn, The Boys of Summer

“Why do we remember the Boys of Summer? We remember because we were young when they were, of course. But more, we remember because we feel the ache of guilt and regret. While they were running, jumping, leaping, we were slouched behind typewriters, smoking and drinking, pretending to some mystic communion with men we didn't really know or like. Men from ghettos we didn't dare visit, or rural farms we passed at sixty miles an hour. Loving what they did on the field, we could forget how superior we felt towards them the rest of the time. By cheering them on we proved we had nothing to do with the injustices that kept their lives separate from ours. There's nothing sordid or false about the Boys of Summer. Only our memories smell like sweaty jockstraps.”
Roger Kahn, The Boys of Summer

“Football is violence and cold weather and college rye. ”
Roger Kahn
tags: sports

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