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Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball--and America--Forever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    THIS NOOK REALLY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 8, 2012

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the narrative Mr. Wendel provided to the ra

    I thoroughly enjoyed the narrative Mr. Wendel provided to the rather tumultuous Summer of 68. From the assassinations of RFK and MLK to the riots at the Chicago convention to the dominance of the pitcher in baseball Mr. Wendel brings them back vividly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    To read the Summer of 68 is to fall headlong into a moment in ti

    To read the Summer of 68 is to fall headlong into a moment in time when baseball was the national currency. Tim Wendel gives us memorable portraits of the great pitchers of the era -- Bob Gibson, Denny McLain and Luis Tiant among them. He gets us caught up in the great plays and the blown calls, the what-ifs that still reverberate. It was a singular season in a tumultuous time and Wendel has brought it back for us. The Summer of 68 is a great pleasure to read.

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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    Wendel does it again – “Summer of ‘68” is another great book and follows on the heels of “High Heat”. The 1960s represent an important decade in U.S. History, and 1968 was a watershed year in the decade. Tim Wendel's work in weaving together sports in the context of societal events that occurred in 1968 is a classic. One of my earliest memories of baseball was when my Mom & I watched Game 7 of the 1968 World Series in a Washington, DC hotel room. At the time I was 10 years old and we lived in upstate New York. My Dad took my Mom and me on a business trip to Washington, DC via a Penn Central train from Rhinecliff, NY to DC Union Station. While we awaited my Dad's return from meetings, my Mom & I watched Game 7 on TV and I can still remember Jim Northrup's Game 7 winning hit that went over Curt Flood's head. “Summer of ‘68” brought back this memory and many more. I highly recommend this book. It is very well researched, most entertaining and highly educational. Two thumbs up for “Summer of ‘68”!!

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