Bronx Is Burning 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City

ISBN-10: 0312427026
ISBN-13: 9780312427023
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Movie Tie-In)
Authors: Jonathan Mahler
List price: $15.00
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Description: ANew York TimesNotable Book of the Year nbsp; Scheduled for release in July 2007 as an ESPN original miniseries, starring John Turturro as Billy Martin, Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner, and Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson. nbsp; A kaleidoscopic  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 6/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

ANew York TimesNotable Book of the Year nbsp; Scheduled for release in July 2007 as an ESPN original miniseries, starring John Turturro as Billy Martin, Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner, and Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson. nbsp; A kaleidoscopic portrait of New York City in 1977,The Bronx Is Burningis the story of two epic battles: the fight between Yankee Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Mario Cuomo and Ed Koch for the city's mayorship. Buried beneath these parallel conflicts--one for the soul of baseball, the other for the soul of the city--was the subtext of race. nbsp; Deftly intertwined by journalist Jonathan Mahler, these braided Big Apple narratives reverberate to reveal a year that also saw the opening of Studio 54, the acquisition of theNew York Postby Rupert Murdoch, a murderer dubbed the "Son of Sam," the infamous blackout, and the evolution of punk rock. As Koch defeated Cuomo, and as Reggie Jackson rescued a team racked with dissension, 1977 became a year of survival--and also of hope.

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