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No Better Friend:

One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordindary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII

The extraordinary tale of friendship and survival between a man and a dog in war.

NO BETTER FRIEND tells the remarkable story of Royal Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in an internment camp during WWII. Judy was a fiercely loyal animal who sensed danger and instinctively mistrusted anyone in enemy uniform.

Their relationship deepened throughout their imprisonment. The prisoners suffered severe beatings which Judy would interrupt with her barking. The dog became a beacon for the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own.


The Victory Season:

The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age

The Victory Season - By Robert Weintraub Book CoverThe triumphant story of baseball and America after World War II

In 1945 Major League Baseball had become a ghost of itself. Parks were half empty, the balls were made with fake rubber, and mediocre replacements roamed the fields, as hundreds of players, including the game's biggest stars, were serving abroad, devoted to unconditional Allied victory in World War II.


The house the ruth built:

The House That Ruth Built A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923

The House that Ruth Built - By Robert Weintraub Book CoverThe untold story of Babe Ruth's Yankees, John McGraw's Giants, and the extraordinary baseball season of 1923

Before the 27 World Series titles--before Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter-the Yankees were New York's shadow franchise. They hadn't won a championship, and they didn't even have their own field, renting the Polo Grounds from their cross-town rivals the New York Giants.