By David Halberstam
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Halberstam, preeminent chronicler of the yankee event, focuses his meticulous narrative presents on a few of significant League Baseball’s so much iconic moments, education for the Olympics, and a impressive profile of hoops legend Michael Jordan.
Summer of ’49: during this number 1 New York instances bestseller, Halberstam brings to stirring existence the unforgettable season that cemented baseball as America’s hobby. A kingdom in transition is gripped through a pennant race for the a long time: the Boston crimson Sox, led by way of Ted Williams’s unearthly bat talents, as opposed to the hot York Yankees and Joe DiMaggio’s mythical heroics. each hit off and on the sector crackles around the web page “in such an relaxing, attention-grabbing, and informative demeanour reader needn’t be a baseball fan to understand the ebook” (Library Journal).
October 1964: The 1964 global sequence pitted the verified Yankees opposed to the upstart St. Louis Cardinals in an epic, seven-game seesaw conflict that appeared to replicate the tensions of a kingdom in turmoil. The barnburner incorporated a forged of legends—Mantle, Maris, Ford, Gibson, Brock—and sufficient game-changing performs to final an entire life. Halberstam captures each second with “a fluidity of writing that make[s] the studying virtually effortless. . . . Absorbing” (San Francisco Chronicle).
The Amateurs: This inspirational bestseller focuses Halberstam’s remarkable reportage at the travails and triumphs of Olympic rowing. Introducing us to a solid of hugely pushed athletes on the 1984 unmarried sculls trials in Princeton, Halberstam delves deep into their struggles, motivations, and failures—but in spite of everything just one will symbolize the us on the 1984 Olympics in l. a.. Informative and compelling, Halberstam “maintains the suspense to the final stroke” (Sports Illustrated).
Playing for Keeps: A wildly exciting and revealing portrait of worldwide icon Michael Jordan and the increase of the NBA. along with his ordinary impeccable learn and gripping storytelling, Halberstam covers the full court docket, from the transformative contention of Larry fowl and Magic Johnson to the discovery of ESPN to Spike Lee’s Nike advertisements to each unforgettable playoff video game that outfitted Jordan’s legend. “Filled with salty, educated hoops speak” (Publishers Weekly), this “remarkable book . . . [is] a must-read for basketball enthusiasts, admirers of Jordan, and someone who seeks to appreciate activities in the US this day” (Bill Bradley).
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