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Library Journal
Wendel (fiction & nonfiction writing, Johns Hopkins Univ.; High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time) follows the tradition of homing in on a key year in both baseball and U.S. history. America was being torn apart in 1968, and baseball was  Read More 
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Talking Titles

Editing continues on the new book about the 1968 season, which will be out from Da Capo this spring.
Working titles include SUMMER OF '68: WHEN BASEBALL AND AMERICA CHANGED FOREVER.
or
SEASON ON FIRE: SPORTS, AMERICA AND THE SUMMER OF '68.
Let me know what you think.
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Preface for SIXTY-EIGHT

I always have a tough time with openings, but I've been playing with the first lines of the new one. Right now it's going something like this:
What if we could distill all that we know, what we truly believe, down to a few memorable moments, snippets of motion, short stories set in a  Read More 
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