Five O'clock Lightning: Babe
Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the Greatest Team in Baseball History, The 1927 New
The definitive account of the 1927 New York Yankees.
"Harvey Frommer has a great eye for detail and a
wonderful ability to bring his characters to life. The book is a
delight." -- Jonathan Eig, author of Luckiest Man and Opening Day
Drawing on oral histories, long-buried letters, and
other archival material, Harvey Frommer tells the fascinating story of
the greatest season of baseball's greatest team, offering the facts and
stats that fans love, revealing the colorful and sometimes
controversial details of the lives of the players as well as what
happened to them after the storied season.
Harvey Frommer is a celebrated oral historian and
sports author who has written almost forty sports books, including A
Yankee Century and Red Sox vs. Yankees, and has appeared on numerous
television and radio programs. Cited in the Congressional Record and the
New York State Legislature as a sports historian, Professor Emeritus,
City University of New York, he is a professor at Dartmouth College in
the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program.
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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,
The Sporting News, among other publications.
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Frommer along with his wife, Myrna Katz Frommer are the authors of
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