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Read online Wait Till Next Year (Sports Classics).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Wait Till Next Year (Sports Classics) When historian Goodwin was six years old her father taught her how to keep score for their team the Brooklyn Dodgers which forged a lifelong bond between father and daughter Set in the suburbs of New York in the s Wait Till Next Year is a coming of age memoir in the era of Jackie Robinson Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider when baseball truly was a national pastime that brought whole communities together .

With her radio by her side and scorecard to hand she recreates the postwar era when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger Giant and Yankee fans Weaved between the games and the seasons Goodwin tells the story of a changing America from the lunacy of the Cold War alarm drills to McCarthy and the Rosenburg trials as well as her own loss of innocence encapsulated by her mother s death her father s lapse into despair and the Dodger s departure from Brooklyn in following the destruction of the iconic Ebbets Field stadium .

Poignant unsentimental and deeply eloquent Wait Till Next Year is a profound memoir about childhood and loss baseball and the power of sport to bind families and heal loss and reveal as metaphor the evolving heart of a nation by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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