Excellent Book for Baseball Historians and those who loved these guys from Days gone by.
Jul 2, 2007
Hitler, Stalin and Walter O'Malley
Bums is the best book I've read about the importance of a baseball team to a city, and one of the best team histories as well. Golenbock is a masterful interviewer and a fine writer who understands how a piece of American culture - in this case, baseball - can illuminate developments in the whole culture. He also knows a great story when he hears one.
Publishers Weekly, 1986-01-17 Golenbock, coauthor of The Bronx Zoo and Balls, argues that ``dem Bums'' gave Brooklyn an identity and cohesion that disappeared when the team moved West in 1957. Featuring extensive interviews with Dodger players, fans, newspapermen and company executives, Golenbock concentrates on the teams's glory years, from 1941 until the move. PW called Bums ``a top-drawer effort.'' (March)
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