I have read all of Steven Travers' books, about 17 by now, and this is the finest sportswriter - maybe the best writer, period - in the U.S. He is a wordsmith who totally makes the 1969 season come alive. This book is a tapestry of baseball, New York City in disarray, the Vietnam War, a changing culture, racial attitudes, hippies, the whole scene in 1969. The Mets, Charles Manson, the Moon shot; all in one year. Tom Seaver is depicted as as this Rushmore character, yet his flaws are not papered over. The way the season plays out, it reads like a novel. This should definitely be made into a movie!!
Causes Steven Travers Supports
Conservative, Christian, USC, American patriotism