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Into My Own Roger Kahn

Into My Own

Roger Kahn

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ISBN : 9781429906005
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304 pages
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Roger Kahn has often been called the dean of American sportswriters and the best baseball writer in the country. He has earned those encomiums as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, columnist, and author. Already renowned in journalism circles, heMoreRoger Kahn has often been called the dean of American sportswriters and the best baseball writer in the country. He has earned those encomiums as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, columnist, and author. Already renowned in journalism circles, he earned national celebrity in 1972 with the publication of his book, The Boys of Summer, which captured the imagination of the nation, and sold three million copies. But, more than just a sportswriter, he wrote often about politics, and his sports books deal with social issues, especially racial injustice during the 1960s. Now in his eighth decade, this acclaimed writer has a story to tellhis own. In this touching chronicle, he explores his life and the people who influenced him. From his intellectual upbringing, to his inherent passion for baseball, he discusses the pivotal peopleStanley Woodward, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Robert Frost, Eugene McCarthy, and otherswhose relationships define his identityas a person, writer, father, and friend. Perhaps most touching is his account of the life and deathat 23of his scholar-athlete son, Roger Laurence Kahn. Every parent reading will be profoundly moved and will acquire new insight into the great issues of life and death. Amidst poignant anecdotes, lines of poetry, and family tragedy, Into My Own is a memorable account of Kahns life amongst poets, writers, politicians, and most of all, ballplayers.