Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 224 pages, 3.25 × 2.26 × 0.24 in
Published: May 5, 2004
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0786888679
ISBN - 13: 9780786888672
From the Publisher
More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of
this country''s most respected journalists and revered authorities
on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer
Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War,
Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them
bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the
standard by which all journalists measure themselves.
The Teammates is the profoundly moving story of four great
baseball players who have made the passage from sports icons--when
they were young and seemingly indestructible--to men dealing with
the vulnerabilities of growing older. At the core of the book is
the friendship of these four very different men--Boston Red Sox
teammates Bobby Doerr, Dominic DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Ted
Williams--who remained close for more than sixty years.
The book starts out in early October 2001, when Dominic DiMaggio
and Johnny Pesky begin a 1,300-mile trip by car to visit their
beloved friend Ted Williams, whom they know is dying. Bobby Doerr,
the fourth member of this close group--"my guys," Williams used to
call them--is unable to join them.This is a book--filled with
historical details and first-hand accounts--about baseball and
about something more: the richness of friendship.
About the Author
David Halberstam was one of America''s most
distinguished journalists and historians. After graduating from
Harvard in 1955, he covered the beginnings of the Civil Rights
movement, then was sent overseas by the New York Times to
report on the war in Vietnam. The author of fifteen bestsellers,
including The Best and the Brightest, he won the Pulitzer Prize for
his Vietnam reporting at the age of thirty. He was killed in a car
accident on April 23, 2007, while on his way to an interview for
what was to be his next book.
Jane Leavy is the author of the New York
Times bestsellers The Last Boy, Sandy Koufax: A
Lefty''s Legacy, and the comic novel Squeeze Play.
She has written for many publications, including the New York
Times, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated. A
native New Yorker, she attended Barnard College and Columbia
University Graduate School of Journalism, where she wrote her
master''s thesis on a childhood hero, Red Smith, the late sports
columnist for the New York Times; this was later published
in essay form by the Village Voice. Leavy lives in
Washington, DC, and Massachusetts.
"This account of good people living full lives...will move people the same way that "Tuesdays with Morrie did."