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Back home -- for now

I'm home for a few weeks after successful swing through northern Michigan. I visited some great bookstores -- McLean & Eakin in Petoskey and Brilliant Books in Traverse City.
Next stop is Los Angeles and a photo-driven discussion at the Burbank Public Library on Aug. 23. The fun starts at 7 p.m.
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Home again

I've been on and off the road since March with stops in New York, St. Louis, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Detroit and throughout Michigan. This initial phase ended last night with a fun gig at One More Page Books in Arlington, Va., with my friend Paul Dickson, who has a great new bio out about  Read More 
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Nice web hit

"Woman Around Town" web site calls SUMMER OF '68 "a masterful job."
http://www.womanaroundtown.com/sections/reading-around/memories-light-the-corners-of-my-mind
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Back home

Last week was a whirlwind as I moderated a discussion with my friend Daniel Silva up in Baltimore. Then it was off to St. Louis, where 80-plus folks turned out to talk about the great 1968 Cardinals team at the main library there. The weekend found me at the Gaithersburg Book Festival with many of  Read More 
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At the Bergino Clubhouse

Back home after being on the road for much of the past two weeks. One of my favorite stops, as always, was the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse in New York City.
Here's the podcast from my recent Q&A with Jay Goldberg:
http://berginobaseballclubhouse.podbean.com/2012/04/21/summer-of-68-with-tim-wendel/
Located in the Cast Iron Building on 11 Read More 
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At Politics & Prose

Thanks to everybody for showing up at Politics & Prose, the top bookstore in Washington, D.C., last Saturday. It was great to see so many familiar faces and we sold out of books. Photos to go up shortly.
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SUMMER in Sports Illustrated

SUMMER OF '68 joins LEFTY, DRIVING MR. YOGI and Paul Dickson's great bio on VEECK, among others, in this week's Sports Illustrated on page 20. It's a funky chart in which SUMMER ranks No. 1 in the Fisticuffs/Riots category.
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Guest on Richard Gazala's blog

Here's the link...http://rgazala.blogspot.com/2012/03/author-spotlight-tim-wendel.html
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Thumbs-up from Kirkus Reviews

During one of the most tumultuous years in our history, a remarkable baseball season unfolded.

In 1968, most baseball players had to work a second job to make ends meet. There were no wild-card teams or division winners. That year the Detroit Tigers became only the third club in history to rally from a 3-1  Read More 
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'Summer' one of PW's Top 10 for this spring

Detroit, 1967

Spring 2012 Announcements: Sports: Olympians, Yogi & the Knuckler
By Michael Coffey
Jan 20, 2012

This June, the Summer Olympics from London will be hard to escape, and there are no fewer than five books in the pages that follow that deal with the history of Olympic competition in one way or the other.

All of the Olympics  Read More 

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