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The last innocents : the collision of the turbulent sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Michael Leahy

Label
The last innocents : the collision of the turbulent sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
Title
The last innocents
Title remainder
the collision of the turbulent sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
Statement of responsibility
Michael Leahy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It's rare for a team to encapsulate an era as indelibly as the Los Angeles Dodgers did the 1960s. White, black, Jewish, Christian, wealthy, working class, conservative, liberal--the Dodgers embodied the disparate cultural forces at play in an America riven by race and war. In this book, journalist Michael Leahy tells the story of this mesmerizing time and extraordinary team through seven players--Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Tommy Davis, Dick Tracewski, and Lou Johnson--taking readers through the high drama of their World Series appearances, pivotal triumphs, and individual setbacks while the Dodgers reigned and baseball was king. It is a story about what it was like to be a major leaguer when the country was turned upside down by the tumult of the civil rights movement, a series of wrenching political assassinations, and the shock waves of the Vietnam War. Outside the public eye, these seven Dodgers--friends, mentors, and confidants--struggled to understand their place in society and in a sport controlled by owners whose wishes were fiat. Even as they starred in games watched by millions, they coped with anxieties and indignities their fans knew nothing about--some of their wounds deeply personal, others more common to the times, though no less painful. In their dissatisfaction, they helped plant the seeds of a rebellion that would change their sport. This is a unique portrait of a watershed era in baseball and in America. --Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.357/640979494
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV875.L6
LC item number
L42 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The last innocents : the collision of the turbulent sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Michael Leahy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genesis -- Surviving the '60s -- The frenzy of 1963: the fearsome Yankees, the epic World Series, and the arrival of the Dodgers' reluctant idol -- The Dodgers' victory, a president's assassination, and the first seeds of a players' rebellion -- An upheaval begins -- The riotous season -- Baseball's watershed -- The last march -- Baseball takes a back seat to the world -- A star comes home and others say goodbye -- The final years
Control code
1664246
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 473 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062360564
Lccn
2015050616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1664246
  • (Sirsi) 1664246
  • (OCoLC)936430403
Label
The last innocents : the collision of the turbulent sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Michael Leahy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genesis -- Surviving the '60s -- The frenzy of 1963: the fearsome Yankees, the epic World Series, and the arrival of the Dodgers' reluctant idol -- The Dodgers' victory, a president's assassination, and the first seeds of a players' rebellion -- An upheaval begins -- The riotous season -- Baseball's watershed -- The last march -- Baseball takes a back seat to the world -- A star comes home and others say goodbye -- The final years
Control code
1664246
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 473 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062360564
Lccn
2015050616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1664246
  • (Sirsi) 1664246
  • (OCoLC)936430403

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