October 1964

Paperback | April 11, 1995

byDavid Halberstam

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
THE BEST SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR
"October 1964 should be a hit with old-time baseball fans, who'll relish the opportunity to relive that year's to-die-for World Series, when the dynastic but aging New York Yankees squared off against the upstart St. Louis Cardinals. It should be a hit with younger students of the game, who'll eat up the vivid portrayals of legends like Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris of the Yankees and Bob Gibson and Lou Brock of the Cardinals. Most of all, however, David Halberstam's new book should be a hit with anyone interested in understanding the important interplay between sports and society."
--The Boston Globe
"Compelling...1964 is a chronicle of the end of a great dynasty and of a game, like the country, on the cusp of enormous change."
--Newsweek
"Halberstam's latest gives us the feeling of actually being there--in another time, in the locker rooms and in the minds of baseball legends. His time and effort researching the book result in a fluency with his topic and a fluidity of writing that make the reading almost effortless....Absorbing."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"Wonderful...Memorable...Halberstam describes the final game of the 1964 series accurately and so dramatically, I almost thought I had forgotten the ending."
--The Washington Post Book World
"Superb reporting...Incisive analysis...You know from the start that Halberstam is going to focus on a large human canvas...One of the many joys of this book is the humanity with which Halberstam explores the characters as well as the talents of the players, coaches and managers. These are not demigods of summer but flawed, believable human beings who on occasion can rise to peaks of heroism."
--Chicago Sun-Times

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From David Halberstam, the acclaimed author of the best-selling Summer of '49, comes more proof that all books on baseball can be as much about America as they are about sport. This acclaimed chronicle of the 1964 World Series tells of the face-off between the Yankees and the Cardinals, giving readers the feeling of actually being ther...

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERTHE BEST SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR"October 1964 should be a hit with old-time baseball fans, who'll relish the opportunity to relive that year's to-die-for World Series, when the dynastic but aging New York Yankees squared off against the upstart St. Louis Cardinals. It should be a hit with younger students o...

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERTHE BEST SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR"October 1964 should be a hit with old-time baseball fans, who'll relish the opportunity to relive that year's to-die-for World Series, when the dynastic but aging New York Yankees squared off against the upstart St. Louis Cardinals. It should be a hit with younger students o...

David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City and later attended Harvard University. After graduation, Halberstam worked at a small daily newspaper until he attained a position at the Nashville Tennessean. Halberstam authored The Children, a written account of his coverage of the Civil Rights Movement, The Best and Brigh...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.17 × 5.48 × 0.87 inPublished:April 11, 1995Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 13:9780449983676

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From David Halberstam, the acclaimed author of the best-selling Summer of '49, comes more proof that all books on baseball can be as much about America as they are about sport. This acclaimed chronicle of the 1964 World Series tells of the face-off between the Yankees and the Cardinals, giving readers the feeling of actually being there, literally in the air that stood between legendary St. Louis pitcher Bob Gibson and immortal slugger Mickey Mantle. With all the background shades and foreground framing, not to mention photographs, October 1964 brings this classic series to its rightful prominence.