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Summers in the Bronx
Summers in the Bronx

Summers in the Bronx

Attila the Hun and Other Yankee Stories
By Ira Berkow

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $17.95)

ISBN 9781600783920

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Nov 2009)

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Overview

From George Steinbrenner's odd reliance on the book, The Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun to the views of such memorable Yankee greats as Casey Stengel, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, and more recent stars like Reggie Jackson, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter, Ira Berkow takes the reader with him into the clubhouse and onto the field as he observes, interviews and comments on the Bronx Bombers over his long and distinguished career writing and reporting on them. Summers in the Bronx: Attila the Hun and Other Yankee Stories is a collection of Berkow's rich, candid and nationally popular sports columns and feature stories for The New York Times and other syndicated papers are devoted to the New York Yankees, arguably the most famous, controversial, beloved and sometimes berated organization in the history of sports. Berkow's eye for detail and for the unusual insight along with the comedy and drama revealed by his subjects themselves bring to life a Who's Who of unforgettable Yankee personalities from the last half century.

Author Biography

Ira Berkow was a sports columnist and feature writer for the New York Times for more than 25 years. He shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2001 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer for commentary in 1988. He also was a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune and a columnist for Newspaper Enterprise Association. He is the author of 19 books, including the bestsellers Red: A Biography of Red Smith and Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar, and, most recently, the author of The Corporal Was a Pitcher: The Courage of Lou Brissie. His work has frequently been cited in the prestigious anthology series, Best American Sports Writing of the Century. He holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University (Ohio) and a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and has been honored with a distinguished professional achievement awards from both schools. In 2009 he was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Mr. Berkow lives in New York City.

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SUMMERS IN THE BRONX:
ATTILA THE HUN AND OTHER YANKEE STORIES
By Ira Berkow


The Yankee's are back on top as World Champions and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow is sharing his unique insight on the Bronx Bombers.

 

Summers in the Bronx: Atilla the Hun and Other Yankee Stories by Ira Berkow is a collection of Berkow's rich, candid and nationally popular sports columns and feature stories for The New York Times and other syndicated papers devoted to the New York Yankees, arguably the most famous, controversial, beloved and sometimes berated organization in the history of sports.

 

Berkow takes readers with him into the clubhouse and onto the field as he observed, interviewed and commented on the team throughout his long and distinguished career writing and reporting on them.

 

From George Steinbrenner's odd reliance on the book, The Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun to views from memorable Yankee greats Casey Stengel, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Reggie Jackson, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and more, Summers in the Bronx reveals numerous compelling tales from the storied history that is Yankees baseball.

 

Berkow's eye for detail and for the unusual insight along with the comedy and drama revealed by his subjects themselves bring to life a Who's Who of unforgettable Yankee personalities from the last half century. Fans will gain a better understanding of Yankees baseball and cherish this book for years to come.

 

About the Author:
Ira Berkow was a sports columnist and feature writer for the New York Times for more than 25 years. He shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2001 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer for commentary in 1988. He also was a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune and a columnist for Newspaper Enterprise Association. He is the author of 19 books, including the bestsellers Red: A Biography of Red Smith and Maxwell Stree : Survival in a Bazaar, and, most recently, the author of The Corporal Was a Pitcher: The Courage of Lou Brissie. His work has frequently been cited in the prestigious anthology series, Best American Sports Writing of the Century. He holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University (Ohio) and a mater's degree from Northwester University's Medill School of Journalism, and has been honored with a distinguished professional achievement awards from both schools. In 2009 he was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Mr. Berkow lives in New York City.

 

CONTACT: Natalie King, Triumph Books, 312.252.1252, n.king@triumphbooks.com

 

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