Greatest Game

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"The Greatest Game is a rare and much-needed addition to the Yankee-Red Sox catalog. Richard Bradley's reporting is full of emotion but nonpartisan, precise but passionate. He transforms the story of a game, and the men who played in it, into the best kind of history lesson, as meticulous as it is entertaining." -- Mark Kriegel, author of Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich; national columnist,

"I thought I already knew everything about this game, but Richard Bradley has mined the mountain of Yankee-Red Sox lore and found new gold." -- Dan Shaughnessy, author of Senior Year: A Father, A Son, and High School Baseball; sports columnist, The Boston Globe

"We've seen it, the implausible Bucky Dent home run. Now we get to live it. Such is Richard Bradley's mastery of biography and baseball that I found myself hoping Dent's fly ball fell into Yaz's glove even as I hoped it disappeared behind the Green Monster. This is baseball history at its vivid best." -- Dave Kindred, author of Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship, a dual biography of Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell

"As The Great Rivalry intensifies, the legends are reborn and the heroes come alive again, especially in Bradley's vivid retelling of the amazing finale to a thrilling season." -- Robert Lipsyte, author of Heroes of Baseball: The Men Who Made It America's Favorite Game

"The Greatest Game is a spellbinding, page-turning re-creation of a great rivalry, a great season, and a great game, which makes it a great sports book. But it is also on a micro level an often moving exploration of the men who played the game and on a macro level an incisive examination of baseball in the 1970s and, to the extent that baseball is the national pastime, of America generally at a time of change -- which makes it a terrific cultural history." -- Neal Gabler, author of Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination