IN THE WORKS FOR FALL 2015:
Written by acclaimed sports author and
oral historian Harvey Frommer, with an
intro by pro football Hall of Famer
Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game
tells the fascinating story of the
ground-breaking AFL–NFL World
Championship Football game played on
January 15, 1967: Packers vs. Chiefs.
Filled with new insights, containing
commentary from the unpublished memoir
of Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram,
featuring oral history from many who
were at the game—media, players,
coaches, fans—the book is mainly in the
words of those who lived it and saw it
go on to become the Super Bowl, the
greatest sports attraction the world has
ever known. Archival photographs and
drawings help bring the event to life.
Days in September” & “The Art of Adapting”
Two books as different from each
other as can be are the focus of this review. One
deals with a fateful meeting among leaders that
changed the course of history. The other is a novel
about a recently separated woman and her challenges.
“Thirteen Days in September” by
Lawrence Wright (Knopf, $27.95, 245 pages) is a
masterpiece. Compelling, informative, as timely as
today’s headlines, its focus is on the meeting at
Camp David of President Carter, Israel’s Prime
Minister Menachem Begin and Egypt’s President Anwar
Wright, the Pulitzer Prize winning
author of The Looming Tower, is at the very top of
his game in his newest effort as takes us day-by-day
into the interplay of the three world leaders at
that 1978 conference. The book includes a brief
background history of Egyptian-Israeli relations
that goes back to the Exodus The story of three
powerful men representing three major religions
gives the book texture and nuance. HIGHLY
“The Art of Adapting” by Cassandra Dunn
(Touchstone, $25.00, 354 pages) mixes together four voices Lana,
Matt, Byron and Abby in a dramatic story of how and why families
look out for and help each other. Brother Matt has Asperger’s
Syndrome but provides a very unexpected anchor for sister Lana, the
newly separated mother of teenagers.
Dunn’s writing is moving, at times inspiring. “The
Art of Adapting” is about coping, surviving and prevailing. There is
much of all of us in this graceful book. It is a NOTABLE
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About the Author:
Harvey Frommer is in his 38th year of writing books.
A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports
books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and
"Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE
STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL
AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to
acclaim in 2011. The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was
Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One.
His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times,
Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today, Men's Heath,
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