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Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers

by Peter Golenbock

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The glorious and inglorious history of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  languagehat | Nov 29, 2005 |
Peter Golenbock's monument to the Brooklyn Dodgers. He spends some time on the early Dodgers--Casey Stengel, the Daffiness Boys, Pete Reiser and the 40's team. However, most of his attention he lavishes on the Jackie Robinson teams of the late 40's and 50's. Preacher Roe, Don Newcombe, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Carl Furillo, they're all there. The heartbreak of '50 and '52, the triumph of '55, and the betrayal of '58 are all remembered in loving terms. A great story, well told. ( )
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It's been over 50 years since they moved to Los Angeles, but the Brooklyn Dodgers remain ingrained in the fabric of our national pastime. Golenbock's oral history of these "lovable losers" tells the team's tale through the words of Pee Wee Reese, Leo Durocher, Duke Snider, and other Brooklyn greats.

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Before the team headed to Los Angeles in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers were one of the most colorful and beloved teams in baseball. In Bums, best-selling author Peter Golenbock presents a fascinating oral history of baseball heroes and an era gone by.

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