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Author: David Halberstam

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 of the game, who’ll eat up the vivid p….Read More

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Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live

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The Reckoning

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