Wait Till Next Year

Wait Till Next Year

Large Print - 1998
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Pulitzer Prize winning author Goodwin recalls her childhood on Long Island in the 1950s, during a glorious era in baseball, before the Dodgers moved to California.
Publisher: Boston, Mass : Compass Press, 1998, ©1997
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781568955414
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE BIOGRAPHY 796.357 GOODWIN 1998
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 24 cm


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Doris Kearns Goodwin’s superb memoir, and also about growing up with the Dodgers.

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Apr 09, 2009

A charming memoir about growing up a fan of the perpetual underdog Brooklyn Dodgers, by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. Although ostensibly about Brooklyn neighbourhoods, baseball and her relationship with her father, her story is told in the broader context of the civil rights movement and McCarthyism. A very entertaining and insightful look at America in 1950s.


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Jul 08, 2011

A wonderful memoir about the author's childhood in the 1950's. She lived in Rockville Centre on the South Shore of Long Island, New York.

Her father was born in Brooklyn and was an avid Dodger's fan. As a young girl, Doris Kearns became a huge fan of the Dodgers and of baseball. Her poignant and entertaining memories of that time are very skillfully presented, so that you can imagine yourself being transported back to an era that seemed so much more innocent that today.

Besides her stories about baseball, she also writes about her mother who had serious health problems, the McCarthy era and the beginning of desegregation.

I especially loved her descriptions of her neighborhood and the different family run businesses which seemed to her to be an extension of her own family. It reminded me of my own childhood in the 50's.

I would definitely recommend this book to all ages; even those who are not baseball fans.


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Feb 13, 2014

"They've lost the first game." said doubt. "It looks bad. They're going to lose the Series again, just as they always have."

"It's only one game," countered hope, "and it was in Yankee Stadium. It was a close game, they played well. Tomorrow is another day."


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