The Teammates: A Portrait Of A Friendship

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The Teammates: A Portrait Of A Friendship

by David Halberstam
Introduction by Jane Leavy

Hyperion | May 5, 2004 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 3.25 × 2.26 × 0.24 in

Published: May 5, 2004

Publisher: Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786888679

ISBN - 13: 9780786888672

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The Teammates: A Portrait Of A Friendship

by David Halberstam
Introduction by Jane Leavy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 3.25 × 2.26 × 0.24 in

Published: May 5, 2004

Publisher: Hyperion

Language: English

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.

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"This account of good people living full lives...will move people the same way that "Tuesdays with Morrie did."
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