Jerome M. Mileur will sign copies of his new book, The Stars Are Back: The St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, and Player Unrest in 1946, on Saturday, Oct 26, at 1 p.m. in the Bookworm bookstore, 618 E. Walnut St., Carbondale, IL.
SIU Press published the book about the 1946 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals and the season of baseball immediately after the end of World War II. Set against the backdrop of a country recovering from war, facing the new adversary of Communism, and absorbing the emotional impact of the atomic bomb, “The Stars Are Back” tells the story of a nation hungry for a return to normalcy and a game poised on the brink of new horizons.
Mileur, A local native and SIU alumnus, is emeritus professor in the political science department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he taught American politics. He is author or coeditor of nine books, including High-Flying Birds about the 1942 St. Louis Cardinals, which featured rookie Stan Musial.
For more information, contact the Bookworm at 618-457-2665.