Campus News 2007

For Immediate Release
April 2, 2007

Schreiner University’s Monday Night Fiction to Feature “Boys of Summer”

"The Boys of Summer" book cover

Schreiner University professor John Jones will host a discussion of Roger Kahn’s book “The Boys of Summer” at the last Monday Night Fiction event of the spring semester on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Scarle-Philips room of William Logan Library on the Schreiner campus.

Roger Kahn, a widely-read newspaper reporter, magazine writer, columnist and author, has often been called the best sports writer in the country. He became a national celebrity with the 1972 publication of “The Boys of Summer,” which has sold nearly three million copies and is in its 85th printing.

The book recounts Kahn's early years as a sports reporter in New York City and includes poignant visits with some of the famous Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s, including Hall-of-Fame heroes Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider.

One reviewer said of “Boys of Summer” that "it is not just another book about baseball or a boy growing up to like baseball, but a book about pain and defeat and endurance; a book about how men, anywhere, must live.”

This literary event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The discussions will be videotaped live for later broadcast on Channel 2 Kerrville, a public service program funded in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

For more information on this or any other Schreiner University humanities event, please contact Martha York at the Schreiner University Center for Innovative Learning at 830-792-7352 or

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