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I requested this book as I am a fan of baseball and remember vividly the Oakland Athletic teams of the early to mid 1970’s. It is the first book by Jason Turbow that I have read.
This book is well researched and an entertaining read. It covers how a dysfunctional organization and team overcame the obstacles to win three world series in a span of 5 years and how the club broke up after that run. Some could consider Charles Finley to be a mad genuis, but the team was successful often in spite of the colorful owner.
I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of baseball and in particular the Oakland Athletics.