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Summer of '49 might have jumped to the top of my favorite non-fiction books.

Halberstam packs every chapter with anecdotes and stories. He published the book in 1990- 41 years after these teams played. He was able to do a ton of interviews; also, the newspaper press was at its peak, so he had a ton of sources. Is that the main asset that seperates '49 from Ty and Babe?

Discuss favorite passages, interesting revelations, and anything else about the book here. I'm on the way out the door to a wedding, so I'll check back with my contributions tonight.