Roger Kahn



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The Boys of Summer

4.10 avg rating — 8,996 ratings — published 1972 — 27 editions
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A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack ...

4.09 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 1999 — 14 editions
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October Men: Reggie Jackson...

3.83 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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The Head Game: Baseball See...

3.72 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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The Era, 1947-1957: When th...

4.02 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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Good Enough to Dream

4.12 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 1985 — 10 editions
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Memories of Summer: When Ba...

4.11 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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A Season in the Sun

3.62 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1978 — 7 editions
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Rickey & Robinson: The True...

3.91 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Joe and Marilyn

3.09 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1986 — 14 editions
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“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
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