Overview:The Boys of October - 'A replay of another sort, a psalm, really, to the '75 Red Sox. [It] transcend[s] the box-score mentality of so much sportswriting...very fine' - "The New York Times Book Review". In 1975, Americans needed something to cheer for, something that would shake them out of their united melancholy. The Vietnam War had divided them, a bad economy had broken them down, and Nixon had betrayed them; even baseball had seemed to lose its hold over them. That "something" came in the fall - a World Series masterpiece between the seemingly unbeatable Cincinnati Reds and the underdog Boston Red Sox. A classic David versus Goliath matchup, the seven championship games thrilled a nation with the on-field heroics and never-say-die attitude.In "The Boys of October", lifelong Red Sox fan Doug Hornig skillfully weaves together his first-person interviews with members of the '75 Sox and exciting play-by-play of the Series' most memorable moments with a moving memoir of his relationship with his favorite uncle, a fellow Sox devotee and retired baseball player. Hornig's lyrical prose takes us back to that exhilarating autumn, when Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, Luis Tiant, and the ragtag Boys from Beantown faced Cincinnati's Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, and the rest of the indomitable "Big Red Machine" in an epic seven-game struggle that is still widely regarded as the greatest ever played. Doug Hornig has published seven suspense novels, one of which was nominated for an Edgar. He has also written articles for such publications as "Playboy", "BusinessWeek", "The Writer", and "Gadfly". A native New Englander, he still follows the Sox from his home in Afton, Virginia.
This book is on page /991d858404670cb95ebe7995ae4965fd/book/1603725653-9780071431934. It was written by the following authors: Doug Hornig. Book The Boys of October, which can be read online, published by the company: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2004-03-16 00:00:00. It has 272 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 416 g. File for download The Boys of October has PDF format and is called the-boys-of-october.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our lib-et-deco.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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