Willie's Time: Baseball's Golden Age - Writing Baseball (Paperback)
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Willie's Time: Baseball's Golden Age - Writing Baseball (Paperback)

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Paperback 360 Pages / Published: 31/03/2004
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This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Willie's Time: Baseball's Golden Age restores to print Charles Einstein's vivid biography of one of baseball's foremost legends. With a new preface from the author, this volume replays the most dramatic moments of the Say Hey Kid's career - from the 1951 Miracle Giants to the Amazing Mets of 1973 - and takes us inside the lives of Ruth, DiMaggio, Aaron, Durocher, and others along the way. Einstein offers a compelling and complete look at Mays: as a youth in racist Birmingham, a triumphant symbol of African American success, a sports hero lionized by fans, and yet all the while, still a very human figure destined to play for two decades amid baseball's Golden Age. First published in 1979, Willie's Time was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809325733
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" [O]ne of the best nostalgia books in years." "-- Boston Globe"

" "Willie' s Time" is the story of an era-- a beautifully written memoir of a tempestuous, complicated, devastating, and exhilarating period in America-- twenty-three years that paralleled the baseball career of the most gifted and exciting player in history." -- Gene Shalit, the" Today Show"


" One can only recall lovingly the man and his joyous vitality-- and this Einstein does brilliantly. He masterfully superimposes Mays' s career onto the political and social events that framed it." "-- Library Journal"


" Absorbing reading." "-- Publishers Weekly"
""


" Entertaining, enjoyable, and, yes, even educational . . . Charles Einstein' s memoir of the life and times of Willie Mays is a superb blend of sports lore and American history." "-- Christian Science Monitor"


" Baseball fans of whatever vintage, as well as anyone interested in recapturing a slice of the past, should greatly enjoy this knowledgeable and affectionate biography." "-- New York Post"


" A private, guarded man, Willie Mays isn' t easy to know. Einstein seems to know him well. He writes boldly, with love, and from direct experience. The result is a degree of insight that an impersonal history couldn' t achieve." "-- Denver Post"


" Mays had such a glittering career that merely describing the highlights would be entertaining enough. But Einstein does more. He sets the scene. He seeks out the unusual quote. He finds the perfect anecdote. He unearths some choicetidbits that are pure delight." "-- Newsday"


" "Willie' s Time" is a splendid book . . . a moving story, thorough and warm, filled with rich humor and wry anecdote." "-- The Sporting News"


" Einstein relates baseball life to American life as few recent writers have." "-- Forth Worth Star-Telegram"


" Einstein documents the crucial role of baseball in the civil rights struggle, drawing a skillful and loving picture of Willie Mays as the archetypal athlete of our time."
"-- Los Angeles Times"


"[O]ne of the best nostalgia books in years.""--Boston Globe "


"Willie s Time" is the story of an eraa beautifully written memoir of a tempestuous, complicated, devastating, and exhilarating period in Americatwenty-three years that paralleled the baseball career of the most gifted and exciting player in history. Gene Shalit, the" Today Show "

One can only recall lovingly the man and his joyous vitalityand this Einstein does brilliantly. He masterfully superimposes Mays s career onto the political and social events that framed it. "Library Journal "

Absorbing reading. "Publishers Weekly "

""

Entertaining, enjoyable, and, yes, even educational . . . Charles Einstein s memoir of the life and times of Willie Mays is a superb blend of sports lore and American history. "Christian Science Monitor "

Baseball fans of whatever vintage, as well as anyone interested in recapturing a slice of the past, should greatly enjoy this knowledgeable and affectionate biography. "New York Post "

A private, guarded man, Willie Mays isn t easy to know. Einstein seems to know him well. He writes boldly, with love, and from direct experience. The result is a degree of insight that an impersonal history couldn t achieve. "Denver Post "

Mays had such a glittering career that merely describing the highlights would be entertaining enough. But Einstein does more. He sets the scene. He seeks out the unusual quote. He finds the perfect anecdote. He unearths some choice tidbits that are pure delight. "Newsday "

"Willie s Time" is a splendid book . . . a moving story, thorough and warm, filled with rich humor and wry anecdote. "The Sporting News "

Einstein relates baseball life to American life as few recent writers have. "Forth Worth Star-Telegram "

Einstein documents the crucial role of baseball in the civil rights struggle, drawing a skillful and loving picture of Willie Mays as the archetypal athlete of our time.

"Los Angeles Times""


[O]ne of the best nostalgia books in years. "Boston Globe ""


Einstein uses history and Willie Mays interchangeably, and it works. . . . He cares, has a rich memory, and can write up a storm. New York Times Book Review "
[O]ne of the best nostalgia books in years. Boston Globe "
Willie s Time is the story of an eraa beautifully written memoir of a tempestuous, complicated, devastating, and exhilarating period in Americatwenty-three years that paralleled the baseball career of the most gifted and exciting player in history. Gene Shalit, the Today Show One can only recall lovingly the man and his joyous vitalityand this Einstein does brilliantly. He masterfully superimposes Mays s career onto the political and social events that framed it. Library Journal Absorbing reading. Publishers Weekly Entertaining, enjoyable, and, yes, even educational . . . Charles Einstein s memoir of the life and times of Willie Mays is a superb blend of sports lore and American history. Christian Science Monitor Baseball fans of whatever vintage, as well as anyone interested in recapturing a slice of the past, should greatly enjoy this knowledgeable and affectionate biography. New York Post A private, guarded man, Willie Mays isn t easy to know. Einstein seems to know him well. He writes boldly, with love, and from direct experience. The result is a degree of insight that an impersonal history couldn t achieve. Denver Post Mays had such a glittering career that merely describing the highlights would be entertaining enough. But Einstein does more. He sets the scene. He seeks out the unusual quote. He finds the perfect anecdote. He unearths some choice tidbits that are pure delight. Newsday Willie s Time is a splendid book . . . a moving story, thorough and warm, filled with rich humor and wry anecdote. The Sporting News Einstein relates baseball life to American life as few recent writers have. Forth Worth Star-Telegram Einstein documents the crucial role of baseball in the civil rights struggle, drawing a skillful and loving picture of Willie Mays as the archetypal athlete of our time. Los Angeles Times"

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