FROM HARVEY FROMMER
COMING FALL 2007 -- FIVE O'CLOCK LIGHTNING:
BABE RUTH, LOU GEHRIG AND THE 1927 NEW YORK YANKEES, BASEBALL'S GREATEST TEAM EVER
"Harvey Frommer brings the perceptive eye of an historian to what was arguably the most feared batting order of all time. Add to that his contagious enthusiasm for classic baseball and you have a most enjoyable book. - Roger Kahn
" The 1927 Yankees may or may not have been the best team ever, but surely this is the best book about that wonderful concentration of talent." --George F. Will
" ... a great eye for detail and a wonderful ability to bring his characters to life..."- Jonathan Eig, "The Luckiest Man" "Baseball's greatest team as recounted by baseball's greatest author." -- --Seth Swirsky, "Baseball Letters" and "Something to Write Home About"
."An engrossing and entertaining look at a mythical baseball team..." - Leigh Montville, 'The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth "Home run. Sweet look back..."-- Dan Shaughnessy, author of "Senior Year"
Five O'Clock Lightning
Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and the Greatest Team in Baseball History, the 1927 New York Yankees
The definitive account of the 1927 New York Yankees.
"Harvey Frommer has a great eye for detail and a wonderful ability to bring his characters to life. The book is a delight." -- Jonathan Eig, author of Luckiest Man and Opening Day
Drawing on oral histories, long-buried letters, and other archival material, Harvey Frommer tells the fascinating story of the greatest season of baseball's greatest team, offering the facts and stats that fans love, revealing the colorful and sometimes controversial details of the lives of the players as well as what happened to them after the storied season.
Harvey Frommer is a celebrated oral historian and sports author who has written almost forty sports books, including A Yankee Century and Red Sox vs.Yankees, and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. Cited in the Congressional Record and the New York State Legislature as a sports historian, Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, he is a professor at Dartmouth College in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program.
Hardcover * ISBN-10: 0-471-77812-5
$24.95 US * $29.99 CAN * £15.99 UK
288 pages * 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 * tk books per carton
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