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David Halberstam Dies

Postby hwiggen » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:26 am

David Halberstam, author of October 1964 and Summer '49, was killed in a car crash today.
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Postby Stejay » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:16 pm

Sad news. I like those books
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Postby AdvRider » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:11 am

A late reply, but I just found this thread...

October 1964 and Summer of '49 were excellent, excellent baseball books. They have some historical inaccuracies but are eminently readable.

I also read Halberstam's The Fifties and The Reckoning (about the U.S. auto industry), plus the Best and the Brightest. Halbsterstam was an outstanding author. His premature death is a great loss.
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Re: David Halberstam Dies

Postby WharfRat » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:41 am

I'm an enormous David Halberstam fan. October '64 is highly recommended (as are his other books, baseball- and non-baseball-related). It's tragic what happened. :,-(
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