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Celebrated sports writer Roger Kahn casts his gaze on the golden age of baseball, an unforgettable time when the game thrived as America's unrivaled national sport. The Era begins in 1947, with Jackie Robinson changing major league baseball forever by taking the field for the Dodgers. Dazzling, momentous events characterize the decade that followed - Robinson's amazing accomplishments; the explosion on the national scene of such soon-to-be legends as Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Bobby Thomson, Duke Snider, and Yogi Berra; Casey Stengel's crafty managing; the emergence of televised games; and the stunning success of the Yankees as they play in nine out of eleven World Series. The Era concludes with the relocation of the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, a move that shook the sport to its very roots.

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  • S
  • 20-07-2020

A Masterpiece

One of the best baseball books you'll ever read. Roger Kahn is masterful. And this book is a masterpiece. Highly recommended.

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  • Ed
  • 01-02-2021

Loved book and narrator. Names butchered.

Loved the book and the enthusiastic reader.

Don’t understand why no one helped him with the pronounciatiom of the last names of these well known players.

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  • Jim
  • 08-09-2020

Colossally Bad Pronunciation

Five stars for content because Roger Kahn's prose is superb and his knowledge of the subject matter was truly impressive and extraordinary. But how could the producer(s) hire a narrator who doesn't know how to pronounce Joe DiMaggio's surname? Really? "Di Madge eo" If you had to hear it once or twice...even a half dozen times you'd let it go. But the guy mispronounces DiMaggio's name at least a hundred times. Was anyone in charge? And "Dick SIZE ler" and Johnny "PAD res? Clem LaBEAN?" I could go on because he mangles dozens of players' names. I'd bet folding money the narrator has never seen a ballgame in his life...or even read a sports page. His gaffs undermine this marvelous book. They grate on the ear. Roger Kahn, who died in February of 2020, has to be spinning - forgive the cliche. My god! Allan Robertson's mispronunciation of one of the book's principle characters is absolutely painful because you assume someone just didn't give a damn. Their lack of care and respect succeeded in spoiling a classic work. Whoever produced this owes listeners an apology and should take a mulligan with another narrator...like anybody off the street. It's inexcusable. Makes you wonder how many people signed off on this. I am mystified!

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  • JMKIII58
  • 26-05-2020

A Magnificent read

You want to learn about the era from 47-57 in MLB this book is it!!! The years New York City and its 3 teams ruled the baseball world.

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  • Clint Rector
  • 23-02-2020

Fantastic baseball book

I had no expectations going into this book. I was pleasantly surprised after getting into it. Really, really good history of the baseball and time it occurred.

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  • Brett Wilder
  • 02-02-2019

The audible narration of this book is fantastic!

If you lived as a kid baseball fan in the New York City area during this era, you'll love reliving your childhood days. The audible narrator makes it all come alive. I highly recommend you listen to the audible version.

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  • Blue. No - Yellow
  • 23-05-2016

Excellent!!!

This is a must read for any serious baseball fan. In The Era Kahn rekindles the magic from his acclaimed Boys of Summer. He perfectly molds his gifts of writing, journalism, and historical research to deliver a book I hoped would never end. Mr. Robertson's performance is incredible and I will forever use his style whenever talking about Casey Stengel.

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  • PAUL
  • 08-10-2014

A LOT OF BASEBALL HISTORY

I'm originally from Cincinnati and have been and always will be a "REDS" fan and rooter but this book was a great read of the history of the Dodgers and Giants and if you are a fan of either of these teams, you owe it to yourself to read this book.

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