First edition of October 1964; Inscribed by David Halberstam to his mother
Item Number: 92472
New York: Villard Books, 1994.
First edition of this work, which tells the story of the World Series of 1964, between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated, pictorial endpapers. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to his mother in the year of publication, “For MA & all the cats, past, present & future. With love – this is what I did with my winter. David July 26, 1994.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bradford Foltz. Jacket illustration by Will Hillenbrand. A rare and desirable association.
"Superb reporting...Incisive analysis...You know from the start that Halberstam is going to focus on a large human canvas...One of the many joys of this book is the humanity with which Halberstam explores the characters as well as the talents of the players, coaches and managers. These are not demigods of summer but flawed, believable human beings who on occasion can rise to peaks of heroism" (Chicago Sun-Times)