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Five O'clock Lightning:  Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the Greatest Team in Baseball History, The 1927 New York Yankees


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.

Hardcover * ISBN-10: 0-471-77812-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-471-77812-7

$24.95 US * $29.99 CAN * 15.99 UK

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You can reach Harvey Frommer at:   

Email:  harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU 

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, The Sporting News, among other publications.

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Dr. Frommer is the Official Book Reviewer of Travel-Watch. 
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Harvey Frommer along with his wife, Myrna Katz  Frommer are the authors of five critically acclaimed oral/cultural histories, professors at Dartmouth  College, and travel writers who specialize in cultural history, food, wine, and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. 

This Article is Copyright 1995 - 2014 by Harvey Frommer.  All rights reserved worldwide.


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