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Little, Brown and Company
<div>In the spring of 1946, Americans were ready to heal. World War II was finally over, and hundreds of baseball's stars were coming home. Players like Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Joe Dimaggio returned to the Majors with bats blazing, making the season one of the most memorable in history, capped with a thrilling seven-game World Series. And a new era began, with Jackie Robinson making his professional debut. <br><br>Robert Weintraub brings to life little-known tales from the war years, including the "world series" servicemembers played in an abandoned Hitler Youth stadium in the fall of 1945. Once home, returning players set attendance records in a season that kicked off baseball's golden era. In THE VICTORY SEASON, Weintraub's in-depth research and storytelling talent enliven one of the sport's greatest periods.</div>