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Halberstam novel to be reviewed at college book series


"October 1964," David Halberstam's chronicle of the end of the nearly all-white New York Yankee dynasty, will be reviewed at the next session of "Books Sandwiched In" at noon April 20 at Western Maryland College in McDaniel Lounge.

Greg Alles, associate professor of religious studies, will share his views of the work, which focuses on the different racial attitudes of the National and American leagues.

The Cardinals, a Southern team, welcomed black players while the Yankees had only token integration.

In 1964, the New York Yankees -- after reaping 14 pennants and nine world championships -- were defeated by the integrated St. Louis Cardinals.

The Yankees would not return to the World Series until 1976.

The book offers profiles of some of the personalities in baseball and how they dealt with the changing attitudes in America during the 1960s.

Participants are invited to bring a lunch. Beverages will be provided.

Information: WMC's Hoover Library at 857-2281.

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