I just finished reading a book by Harvey Frommer titled Five O'clock Lightning, which is a history of the greatest team in major league baseball history - the 1927 Yankees. The first chapter gives a good description of what life was like in the USA in 1927, and it looked pretty interesting. Then Harvey goes into detail in describing the Yankees' 1927 season - from spring training through the World Series and then the barnstorning tours made by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Besides giving detailed descriptions of the team's two most famous players (Babe & Lou) the book also gives insights into their teammates, incluiding Hall of Fame members Tony Lazerri, Herb Pennock, & manager Miller Huggins and then some of the lesser known temmmates like Joe Dugan, Wilcy Moore, Bob Shawkey, Dutch Reuther, Urban Shocker, Waite Hoyt, Benny Bengough, George Pipgras, and the rest. He even discusses the batboy, Eddie Bennett. Of course, the owner, Jacob Ruppert rates several pages. After all, it was Colonel Ruppert who acquired Babe Ruthe and several of the other stars, and had Yankee Stadium constructed.
This book is a must read for all Yankees fans, as well as fans of baseball history.