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Spirit of '67 : the cardiac kids, El Birdos, and the World Series that captivated America / Thomas J. Whalen.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 796.357 WHA (Text) 37521530866633 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781442233164
  • ISBN: 1442233168
  • Physical Description: xii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

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Using the colorful and tumultuous 1960s as a backdrop, acclaimed author Thomas J. Whalen's Spirit of '67: The Cardiac Kids, El Birdos, and the World Series That Capitivated America shows how the Red Sox and Cardinals waged an epic battle for baseball supremacy that captured the imagination of weary Americans looking for an escape from the urban riots, racial turmoil, and antiwar protests that were roiling 1960s society. This book examines the unique bond that each team had with its own fanbase, going back to each franchise's chaotic beginning at the turn of the twentieth century. Relating issues of ethnicity, politics, class, and economics, Whalen sets out to reveal exactly what was at stake in the 1967 fall classic, and how echoes from that unforgettable season still ring through both cities, and American culture, to this day.
Subject: World Series (Baseball) (1967)
Boston Red Sox (Baseball team) > History.
St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team) > History.
Baseball > United States > History > 20th century.

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