The Colts' Baltimore
A City and Its Love Affair in the 1950s
The Colts' Baltimore also traces the changing cultural landscape of the city just entering an age of revolution—a time when schools were being racially integrated, rock and roll played on the radio, and Baltimore was planning to renew the dilapidated downtown.
Revealing warm ties between Baltimore and its beloved Colts, Olesker's writing makes the events of 1958 seem like only yesterday.
About the Author
"Part sentimental memoir, part sports history, and part social and cultural history. It conveys a sense of nostalgia, not only for the lost youth of individuals, but also for an earlier, simpler era of professional football, when salaries were modest, players held other jobs, and when the sport had not become so dominant in mass culture. A fascinating book that should interest a broad range of readers."—Charles E. Neu, Brown University
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