Great Baseball Books
The Summer of '49
Harper Perennial, 2006 (orig. 1991)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, who wrote some wonderful books on baseball (inc. October 1964 and The Teammates), recreates the dramatic season in which the Yankees and Red Sox battled for the pennant to the final day of the season. Each team's superstar, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, are a key part of the story, one that captures the country, not just the baseball world, shortly after WWII.