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Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art, and Writing About It a Game | [Roger Kahn]

Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art, and Writing About It a Game

Acclaimed baseball writer Roger Kahn gives us a memoir of his Brooklyn childhood, a recollection of a life in journalism, and a record of personal acquaintance with the greatest ballplayers of several eras. His father had a passion for the Dodgers; his mother’s passion was for poetry. Somehow, young Roger managed to blend both loves in a career that encompassed writing about sports for the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated, the Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, and Time.
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Acclaimed baseball writer Roger Kahn gives us a memoir of his Brooklyn childhood, a recollection of a life in journalism, and a record of personal acquaintance with the greatest ballplayers of several eras.

His father had a passion for the Dodgers; his mother’s passion was for poetry. Somehow, young Roger managed to blend both loves in a career that encompassed writing about sports for the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated, the Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, and Time.

Kahn recalls the great personalities of a golden era - Leo Durocher, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Red Smith, Dick Young, and many more - and recollects the wittiest lines from 40 years in dugouts, press boxes, and newsrooms. Often hilarious, always precise about action on the field and off, Memories of Summer is an enduring classic about how baseball met literature to the benefit of both.

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    Robert COLUMBIA, MO, United States 03-01-15
    Robert COLUMBIA, MO, United States 03-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book from a great writer"

    Great book from a great baseball writer, a nice companion piece to "The Boys of Summer." Unfortunately Moseley mispronounces many names (somebody narrating a book largely about the Dodgers does not know Leo Durocher?), often giving multiple pronunciations to the same person, but great stories of Kahn's life as a writer and the people he covered.

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    Mark Wauwatosa, WI, United States 02-26-13
    Mark Wauwatosa, WI, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Readers must pronounce names CORRECTLY!!"
    If you could sum up Memories of Summer in three words, what would they be?

    I will add more when I finish the book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    C'mon... teach the reader how to pronounce names CORRECTLY! It's Leo Durocher not Durricher!!!! He was one of the greatest managers in baseball history. It is really sloppy not to be able to pronounce the names of real people correctly. I expect a higher standard from Audible. Roger Kahn is a remarkable writer and voice of the game of baseball, and deserves MUCH better.


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    Roger Kahn is one of my favorite authors, and one of America's best!

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