HawksTown Tonight Book Reviews

summer49.jpgIf you didn’t get a chance to listed to HawksTown Tonight, our normal segment with Dr. Jasper LiCalzi on Business-Baseball-and Politics focused on summer reading, with Dr. LiCalzi mentioning three good reads for the summer.

His books were:

BASEBALL:   David Halberstam The Teammates: A Portrait of Friendship


BUSINESS:    Joyce Appleby, The Relentless Revolution:  A History of Capitalism


POLITICS:     Jonathan Alter, The Promise: President Obama, Year One


I am also reading a pair of books this summer – starting with David Halberstam’s Summer of ’49, focusing on the American League pennant chase between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox – with a lot of great talk about legends Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio.  I am also going to read The Bullpen Gospels by former San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays reliever, Dirk Hayhurst, about life in the minor leagues.


If you get a chance to read these books – feel free to let us know how they are.


Also – we have received some response on our BBP talk on HawksTown Tonight, as some fans do not appreciate us thinking “Outside of the Box” (or talking sometimes about the liberal side of politics).  We take all comments to heart and appreciate you listening to the show.  It is something different that we try to bring to the table – whether it is the talk on President Obama, bus ride movie reviews, how to make your grass green in the summer, or Treasure Valley Men’s Fastpitch League reports.  It is something fresh every night and hope the fans like the good and the not-so-good of it.


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