The story of perhaps the greatest team in baseball history, narrated against a background of one of the game's most remarkable seasons-an original work of history based on considerable research. Mr. Tofel presents a good many usually overlooked findings and sets the sport in its social and historical context. "The best book about a single baseball team in a single year I have ever read."-Donald Honig.
Richard J. Tofel is president and chief operating officer of the new International Freedom Center, a museum of freedom and a cultural center to be built at the site of the World Trade Center. Formerly assistant publisher of the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Tofel is a graduate of Harvard College, the Harvard Law School, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Since the publication of A Legend in the Making, Mr. Tofel has gone on to write Vanishing Point and Sounding the Trumpet, both published by Ivan R. Dee. He lives in Riverdale, New York.