Though Dizzy and Satchel shared a childhood in poverty, a career in baseball, and future recognition in the Hall of Fame, they lived in parallel universes - one white, one black, a world apart. In this lively work of historical fiction their worlds eventually collide as they compete against each other to determine who really was best.
Heroes in Hard Times is more than the story of Satchel Paige and Dizzy Dean. In this beautifully-written portrait of the Great Depression, you'll also find John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd, Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, and many others.
Baseball fans will love Heroes in Hard Times for its accurate recounting of the 1933 and 1934 seasons, and other readers will be drawn into its colorful characters and vivid painting of the Depression era.
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About the Author
As an adult, he travelled to countless major and minor league ballparks across North America, scorebook in hand, watching emerging talent and fading stars, and writing about baseball and the men who bring it to life.