“Bringing into focus the high drama of the World Series appearances from 1962 to 1972 and their pivotal games, Michael Leahy explores these men’s interpersonal relationships and illuminates the triumphs, agonies, and challenges each faced individually. Leahy places these men’s lives within the political and social maelstrom that was the era when the conformity of the 1950s gave way to demands for equality and rights.”
The other book will be published this month. Dodgerland: decadent Los Angeles and the 1977-1978 Dodgers by Michael Fallon.
“Part journalism, part social history, and part straight sportswriting, Dodgerland is told through the lives of four Toms, each representing different aspects of this L.A. story: Tom Lasorda, Tom Fallom, Tom Wolfe and Tom Bradley”
People from L.A. might be interested in the ‘Dodgerland event’ at the Allendale Branch Library in Pasadena on Saturday, July 23rd @2:00pm. The author will be present to discuss his book as well as sign copies.
Looks like I’ve got a fantastic summer of reading ahead of me. I will review the books as soon as possible.