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  • The book in question

I haven’t read the book, but the title is excellent:

Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever.

Phil Rogers interviewed the author, Tim Wendel, in Monday’s Tribune.

“I was beginning to work on an op-ed for USA Today on how things are so divisive today, and how nobody ever listens, there’s no dialogue, everything’s polarized,” Wendel told Rogers. “One of the cool things about history is you can usually go back to times when things were as bad or worse, and in my mind I thought of 1968, which was a lot worse.”

War, riots, assassinations. 1968 was a terrible year.