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    Michael Shapiro chronicles the 1956 season of the Brooklyn Dodgers, their final season before moving to Los Angeles, against the background of Walter O'Malley's attempt to get a new stadium built in Brooklyn. While the Dodgers were battling the Braves for the pennant, O'Malley was battling with the politically powerful Robert Moses over a site for the new stadium. Although the Dodgers' star players, Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Carl Furillo and Carl Erskine, had gotten older, they were still able to eke out the championship at the very end of the season. O'Malley, on the other hand, was not so successful in his battle with Robert Moses.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1950's Nationality?    -   American--Northeast History of Art?    -   Yes Kind of art    -   Sports

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   Black Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   politicians


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   3 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Book makes you feel...    -   thoughtful How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   1 () Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Length of book    -   300-350 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   3 ()

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