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SPORTSBOOKS REVIEWS

Super Bowl Gold 50 Years of the Big Game

 

This is the time of year when all sports fans and even non-sports fans look forward to the annual global ritual – the playing of the Super Bowl. And this is a special year among all special years – Number 50 is on tap.

Books galore have arrived trading on the event. Full disclosure – even your favorite reviewer has a worthy collectible that has been noticed:               

http://frommerbooks.com/when-it-was-just-a-game.html 

But not to be distracted – Super Bowl Gold -50 Years of the Big Game (Time, Inc., Books, $40.00, 336 pages) is the football book we are focused on. Grand in design, rich in photographs, the book contains short treatments of the previous 49 Super Bowls. All one had to do is to spin through the ample 36 pages and memories galore, brief as they are – are there for the browsing or reading.  This is a book to keep on your coffee table, to savor, to use for reference,reminiscence, ruminating.  GO FOR IT.   

Those in a hockey frame of mind have two nifty reads: Face-Off (Sports Illustrated Kids $19.95, 78 pages) and Hockey’s Greatest by the editors of Sports Illustrated Magazine ($32.95, 256 pages).

The tome targeted to the younger set is lavishly illustrated and as its sub-title proclaims contains top ten lists for everything hockey – the greatest players, rivalries, smiles, fastest skates and more. Marvelous for the younger set.

The monstrous Hockey’s Greatest names and showcases the top ten in more than 15 categories. Page after page in full throttle color, with stats and insights galore – adorn every page of this sumptuous effort. WORTH OWNING.

For all those who are fans of hockey - Face-Off   and  Hockey’s Greatest are splendid efforts that belong on your sports bookshelf.

Booknotes: “Baseball Maverick” by Steve Kettman (Grove Atlantic, $16.00, 369 pages, paperback) is a must for fans of the New York Mets and worth looking act for others  - incisive and detailed look at the man with the many baseball moves and moments. WORTHWHILE.  

 

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Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer, with an intro by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL–NFL World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers vs. Chiefs. Filled with new insights, containing commentary from the unpublished memoir of Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram, featuring oral history from many who were at the game—media, players, coaches, fans—the book is mainly in the words of those who lived it and saw it go on to become the Super Bowl, the greatest sports attraction the world has ever known. Archival photographs and drawings help bring the event to life.

 

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Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Dr. Harvey Frommer, with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL–NFL World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers vs. Chiefs. Filled with new insights, containing commentary from the unpublished memoir of Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram, featuring oral history from many who were at the game—media, players, coaches, fans—the book is mainly in the words of those who lived it and saw it go on to become the Super Bowl, the greatest sports attraction the world has ever known. Archival photographs and drawings help bring the event to life.

Dr. Harvey Frommer, a professor at Dartmouth College, is in his 40th year of writing books. The author of hundreds of articles and  43 sports books including the classics: best-selling New York City Baseball, 1947-1957 and best-selling “Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball ,the prolific Frommer also authored the acclaimed Remembering Yankee Stadium (second edition 2016) and best-selling Remembering Fenway Park..He is at work on “the Ultimate Yankee book” to be published in 2017.

Together with his wife Myrna Katz Frommer, he has written the acclaimed oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami.

Along with his wife Myrna Katz Frommer, he is a professor in the MALS program at Dartmouth College where he teaches oral and cultural history. Dr. Frommer has also taught "Sports Journalism" and "Sports and Culture" at Dartmouth College, Adelphi and New York University.

Frommer’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today, The Sporting News, Men's Health and other publications.

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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. 

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