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Summer of '68 : the season that changed baseball-- and America-- forever

Author: Tim Wendel
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: From the beginning, '68 was a season rocked by national tragedy and sweeping change. Opening Day was postponed and later played in the shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s funeral. That summer, as the pennant races were heating up, the assassination of Robert Kennedy was later followed by rioting at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But even as tensions boiled over and violence spilled into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Wendel
ISBN: 9780306820182 0306820188 9780306821837 0306821834 9780306821059 0306821052
OCLC Number: 744287793
Description: xii, 272 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Part 1: Bad Moon Rising --
Part 2: On The Brink Of A Dynasty --
Part 3: Eager For A Second Chance --
Part 4: Fire Down Below --
Part 5: Rewriting The Record Book --
Part 6: Great Confrontation --
Part 7: Never The Same Again --
Aftermath --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Summer of 1968
Summer of nineteen sixty-eight
Responsibility: Tim Wendel.

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