'78 was one of the most entertaining years in baseball history, included a legendary pennant race that came down to a one-game playoff in Fenway, feature Mike Torrez pitching FOR the Red Sox, Bucky Dent over the Monster, The Boston Massacre, and Ron Guidry being robbed of the MVP by infamous Red Sox a****** Jim Rice. Veuillez réessayer. Please try your request again later. 5) In case anyone cares, DiMaggio had brown eyes, not blue! Does this book contain inappropriate content? Yes! . User Ratings Here are my comparisons by using a scale from 1 to 3, 1: no resemblance, 2: decent resemblance, 3 amazing resemblance. I remember that year, I remember being blow away by Reggie Jackson's ability, and Billy Martin's short temper, but of course knew nothing of what went on in the back office. 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To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. ), I was glad to see that ESPN showed a marathon of The Bronx is Burning. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City. October” with his Game 6 performance as the Yanks celebrate their first World Series title under George's ownership. By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed "Son of Sam." "It has been Noo Yawk's misfortune, and the misfortune of this entire nation, that the very men who should have been healing and uniting this land have chosen instead to divide it!" Beame, who had been the first big-city mayor to throw his support behind the ex-governor of Georgia, welcomed the throngs to "Noo Yawk" in his Lower East Side monotone and then proceeded to hammer the administration of his erstwhile shipmate. I consider myself, in all honesty, a person who knows what "great" is when that word, Great! Excellent series but no series can capture the real drama that year, Comparisons of Actor to Real Life Character. Darkness ushered in the biggest fireworks display in the city's history, thirty minutes of thudding guns and streaking rockets fired from Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and three separate barges. Il y a 0 commentaire et 0 évaluations venant de France, Livraison accélérée gratuite sur des millions d’articles, et bien plus. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 13, 2014. The author takes us on a trip of New York City starting around 1973 and climaxing in 1977- a summer where the city was ravaged by a blackout and looting, a serial killer named the son of sam, poltical fighting, newspapers vying for the best headlines and a confrontation between Reggie Jackson and his coach with the Yankees. A story that intertwined several subjects around the city of 1977 New York. Mahler wisely strays out of the dugout and into the chaotic city to give his chronicle breadth and shape. I watched the entire series, only pausing to go to the restroom or grab a soda. Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2018. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. I had forgotten about all the drama that occurred back then with that team, but there's certainly plenty to reminisce about. I'm referring, however, to the summer of 1977, which I spent at camp in Connecticut, with a camp population equally split between children from New York, Boston, and Baltimore, baseball's answer to the 1944 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct, which ended in a triple dead-heat for win. The brash and confident Jackson took every black myth and threw it back in white America's face. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. My only regret, is that the book didn't end on August 3rd 1979, the day we were informed that the captain had tragically died in a plane crash. "Doesn't get any better than this." I enjoy books with the side bars however and found this book to be just that. Livraison à partir de 0,01 € en France métropolitaine, Consulter la page Jonathan Mahler d'Amazon. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History, The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness. Sélectionnez la section dans laquelle vous souhaitez faire votre recherche. Interestingly, my first glimpse of Steinbrenner as something other than a name came from the old Seinfelds, and Platt has borough him to life as no one else could. The author takes us on a trip of New York City starting around 1973 and climaxing in 1977- a summer where the city was ravaged by a blackout and looting, a serial killer named the son of sam, poltical fighting, newspapers vying for the best headlines and a confrontation between Reggie Jackson and his coach with the Yankees. Trouver tous les livres, en savoir plus sur l'auteur. Though one of its subjects is baseball you don't have to know or like baseball to apprecaite this wonderful book. Il analyse également les commentaires pour vérifier leur fiabilité. An informed picture of a bright city in a dark hour.” ―Kirkus Reviews“What a book! Great book about my favorite city, US sport and politics. a tour de force.” ―The New York Times“Entertaining and illuminating . 100% (1/1) The Bronx is Burning book Jonathan Mahler. Commenté au Royaume-Uni le 9 décembre 2019. Veuillez renouveler votre requête plus tard. . I don't particularly care to watch TV anymore due to all the un-originally studios are presenting these days with reality TV. "Ambitiously conceived, marvelously told . | --Steven Stolder The next day, a Sunday, dawned bright and brisk. I found this book to be exactly what I was hoping it would be. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning, Voir les 100 premiers en Livres anglais et étrangers, United States History (Livres anglais et étrangers), Traduire tous les commentaires en français, Afficher ou modifier votre historique de navigation, Recyclage (y compris les équipements électriques et électroniques), Annonces basées sur vos centres d’intérêt. À la place, notre système tient compte de facteurs tels que l'ancienneté d'un commentaire et si le commentateur a acheté l'article sur Amazon. The party started at 11 p.m. By midnight the doors had been barred, and taxis and limousines were still disgorging hundreds more. So far, the standouts in acting are Oliver Platt and John Turturro as Steinbrenner and Martin. Twenty-four hours later Jimmy Carter was nominated. No Mickey? I do know my share about the Yankees. Mahler weaves several stories into one grand narrative of the city's death and rebirth. Perhaps he looks just like the guy, but they should err on the side of what fans of the era would remember best. Mahler deftly brings together a host of characters and developments--from doomed old-school catcher Thurman Munson to congressional hellraiser Bella Abzug, from media kingpin Rupert Murdoch to battling politicos Ed Koch and Mario Cuomo, from downtown punks to the glittery decadence of Studio 54. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.