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    Re: Author David Halberstam has died

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    I just recently finished reading "The Children". I must have about 8 of his books. Very sad to hear about this. He will be missed.
    I had forgotten that book when I posted my first item, but that was an incredibly moving book.

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    Re: Author David Halberstam has died

    I remember really enjoying his book on crew "The Amateurs." It tought me my first Russian curse words.

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    Re: Author David Halberstam has died

    Interesting, and none too flattering, article in Slate about Halberstam.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2164960?nav=ais
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    Re: Author David Halberstam has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Interesting, and none too flattering, article in Slate about Halberstam.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2164960?nav=ais
    Great responses to that grave dancing creep.

    http://www.slate.com/?id=3936&tp=PressBox

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    Re: Author David Halberstam has died

    Lots and lots of very interesting stuff at http://topics.nytimes.com/top/refere...tam/index.html

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    Re: Author David Halberstam has died

    I enjoyed Halberstam's baseball books "Summer of '49," "October 1964" and "The Teammates," all of which I thought were well written. Bill James did point out years ago that Halberstam made factual errors in his book "Summer of '49," and he did, as Halberstam evidently was ignorant of sabermetrics and even made some very basic errors, but I enjoyed all the books anyway.
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