Frommer,  Harvey - Five O'clock Lightning

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Five O'clock Lightning : Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the Greatest Baseball Team in History, the 1927 New York Yankees  


By: Frommer, Harvey (Author).  John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Published: 07/11/2007. Audience Guide: Professional & Vocational.
Hardback. Sourced from U.S.A.


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This book presents the definitive account of a legendary ball club. Drawing on oral histories, long buried letters, and other archival material, Harvey Frommer tells the fascinating story of the greatest season of baseball's greatest team, offering the facts and stats that fans love, revealing the colorful and sometimes controversial details of the lives of the players as well as what happened to them after the storied season. "Harvey Frommer has a great eye for detail and a wonderful ability to bring his characters to life. The book is a delight." - Jonathan Eig, author of "Luckiest Man and Opening Day". "The 1927 Yankees may or may not have been the best team ever, but surely this is the best book about that concentration of talent." - George Will. Harvey Frommer (New York, NY, and Lyme, NH) is a celebrated oral historian and sports author who has written almost 40 sports books, including "A Yankee Century" (042519177X) and "Red Sox vs.Yankees" (1596700580), and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. Cited in the Congressional Record and the New York State Legislature as a sports historian, he is Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, and a professor at Dartmouth College in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program.

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ISBN10/13: 0471778125/9780471778127
TITLE: Five O'clock Lightning
CONTRIBUTORS: Frommer, Harvey (Author)
EDITION: New title
IMPRINT: John Wiley & Sons Inc
PUBLISHER: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
FORMAT: Hardback
SUBJECT: SportsTeam Ball Games
DIMENSIONS (Width x Height): 163mm x 240mm (Spine: 23mm)
PAGES: 272
AUDIENCE GUIDE: Professional & Vocational
ILLUSTRATIONS: illustrations

Acknowledgments.1 The Best of Times.2 Preseason.3 The Roster.4 Spring.5 Summer.6 The World Series.7 After the 1927 Season.Appendix A: New York Yankee Salaries, 1927.Appendix B: Babe Ruth's 60 Home Runs, 1927.Appendix C: The Last Will and Testament of George Herman Ruth.Appendix D: Statistics.Bibliography.Index.


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