The individual players perspectives on themselves and each other that brought the story to life. The franchise history of the Dodgers had so many interesting personalities prior to the cast of the boys of summer players. Names like Kirby Higbe, Van Lingo Mungo, and Leo Durocher all came to life for me during the book. Even names that I thought I knew were given a deeper look. I was not aware that Jackie Robinson did not get along with Walter O'Malley or manager Walter Alston or that Duke Snider was a sullen, perfectionist that was both adored and chided by the Dodgers fans.
A great book for anyone who loves baseball history and likes it from the players perspective.
Learning about a period in history I was not as familiar with.
The cause and consequence of the Spanish American War on the shaping of the United States as a world power as the 20th century began. Also the role that the anarchists played in society at the time and their influence on the labor unions that would become more prevalent in the 1920's and 1930's.
How William McKinley did not overact the sinking of the USS Main and his more global view of America's involvement not only in the battle in Cuba but our military involvement in the Pacific.
It was sad to read about how the assassin who in so many ways was delusional and insignificant played such a vital role in shaping the history of the United States for the rest of the 20th century.
This was a very enjoyable listen.
Only listened to the audio version.
I enjoyed the background given between Lincoln and his generals during the civil war. Also Mr. White does a great job giving you insight into the Presidents reasoning and thought process and how he came to decisions.
Yes, the different voices used when quoting a subject in the book was done very well.
Lincoln's letter to the parents of a young soldier who was killed early in the Civil War.
Well worth the long amount of time to listen to the book.
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