The Last Innocents Book [PDF] Download

Download the fantastic book titled The Last Innocents written by Michael Leahy, available in its entirety in both PDF and EPUB formats for online reading. This page includes a concise summary, a preview of the book cover, and detailed information about "The Last Innocents", which was released on 10 May 2016. We suggest perusing the summary before initiating your download. This book is a top selection for enthusiasts of the Sports & Recreation genre.

Summary of The Last Innocents by Michael Leahy PDF

Winner of the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year Finalist for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing From an award-winning journalist comes the riveting odyssey of seven Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960s—a chronicle of a team, a game, and a nation in transition during one of the most exciting and unsettled decades in history. Legendary Dodgers Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Dick Tracewski, and Tommy Davis encapsulated 1960s America: white and black, Jewish and Christian, wealthy and working class, pro-Vietnam and anti-war, golden boy and seasoned veteran. The Last Innocents is a thoughtful, technicolor portrait of these seven players—friends, mentors, confidants, rivals, and allies—and their storied team that offers an intriguing look at a sport and a nation in transition. Bringing into focus the high drama of their 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. Increasingly frustrated over a lack of real bargaining power and an oppressive management who meddled in their personal affairs, the players shared an uneasy relationship with the team’s front office. This contention mirrored the discord and uncertainty generated by myriad changes rocking the nation: the civil rights movement, political assassinations, and growing hostility to the escalation of the Vietnam War. While the nation around them changed, these players each experienced a personal and professional metamorphosis that would alter public perceptions and their own. Comprehensive and artfully crafted, The Last Innocents is an evocative and riveting portrait of a pivotal era in baseball and modern America.


Detail About The Last Innocents PDF

  • Author : Michael Leahy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 361 pages
  • ISBN : 0062360582
  • PDF File Size : 54,9 Mb
  • Language : English
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews

Clicking on the GET BOOK button will initiate the downloading process of The Last Innocents by Michael Leahy. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads.

GET BOOK

The Last Innocents

The Last Innocents
  • Publisher : HarperLuxe
  • File Size : 27,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 24 May 2016
GET BOOK

Finalist for the 2017 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing From an award-winning journalist comes the riveting odyssey of seven Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960s—a chronicle of a

Major League Turbulence

Major League Turbulence
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • File Size : 29,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 27 September 2021
GET BOOK

The decades between the late 1960s counterculture and the advent of steroid use in the late 1980s bought tumult to Major League Baseball. Dock Ellis (Pirates, Yankees) and Dick Allen (

Let's Play Two

Let's Play Two
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • File Size : 39,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 26 March 2019
GET BOOK

The definitive and revealing biography of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, one of America's most iconic, beloved, and misunderstood baseball players, by acclaimed journalist Ron Rapoport. Ernie Banks, the first-ballot

Ballparks

Ballparks
  • Publisher : Chartwell Books
  • File Size : 41,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 16 October 2018
GET BOOK

If you love baseball and the venerable stadiums its played in, you need this definitive history and guide to Major League ballparks of the past, present, and future. With a

The Year Without a World Series

The Year Without a World Series
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • File Size : 52,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 06 September 2023
GET BOOK

The 1994 Major League Baseball season promised to be memorable. Long-standing batting and pitching standards were threatened, including the revered single-season home run record. The Montreal Expos and New York Yankees

City of Dreams

City of Dreams
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • File Size : 27,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 09 July 2019
GET BOOK

A vivid history of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium and how it helped transform Los Angeles When Walter O’Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1957 with

Do You Believe in Magic?

Do You Believe in Magic?
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • File Size : 36,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 25 February 2024
GET BOOK

"This book offers a unique look at a pivotal year in American history, tracing the significant events of 1966 by using the baseball season as its narrative arc, but also examining

A Fine Team Man

A Fine Team Man
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • File Size : 42,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 01 February 2019
GET BOOK

Jackie Robinson famously said that a life is not important except for the impact it has on other lives. As we celebrate Robinson’s 100th birthday in January 2019, Stealing Home

Dodgers vs. Yankees

Dodgers vs. Yankees
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 44,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 30 June 2020
GET BOOK

A History of the Epic Rivalry between Two of Baseball's Powerhouses that Has Spanned Over Eighty Years—from Ebbets Field to Dodger Stadium, from Babe Ruth to Reggie Jackson The

Hairs Vs. Squares

Hairs Vs. Squares
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • File Size : 46,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 01 May 2016
GET BOOK

Hairs vs. Squares is an ode to an unforgettable season that began with the first major players’ strike in the history of North American sports and ended with a record-setting