Recommended Read: The Works of Roger Kahn

The late ’40s and early ’50s were undeniably a fascinating time in the history of baseball. The players, the managers, the characters…add in the detailed insights of legendary writer Roger Kahn and you almost feel like you are sitting at Ebbets Field. If you want to get a thorough feel for the game and its place in America after WWII, I recommend both The Boys of Summer (which chronicles Kahn’s time as the beat writer for the Brooklyn Dodgers) and The Era: 1947-1957 (in which Kahn meanders from storyline to storyline about a magical decade of baseball in New York).

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