Festival of Books–Book Signing
AUTHOR MICHAEL D’ANTONIO TO DO BOOK SIGNING
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.,
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 3-3:30 P.M.,
Saturday, April 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Library Association of Los Angeles – Booth 501
Sunday, April 26, 3-3:30 p.m., Vroman’s – Booth 367
If ever there was a figure that changed the game of baseball it was Walter O’Malley. Criticized by fans in Brooklyn and beloved in California, O’Malley became one of the most controversial owners in the history of American sports when he transplanted the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958.
Whether you loved him or disagreed with him, O’Malley’s fascinating story is fundamental to the history of modern sports. And yet it has never been fully explored.
That all changed in 2007 when the O’Malley family opened an archive of 30,000 documents, photographs, and artifacts to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael D’Antonio.
Now the critically acclaimed biographer uses his unprecedented access, thorough independent research and hundreds of hours of new interviews with family, friends, players and associates–many talking about O’Malley for the first time–to fully reveal this complex sportsman and industry pioneer in FOREVER BLUE: The True Story of Walter O’Malley, Baseball’s Most Controversial Owner, and the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles