Roger Kahn

The Boys of Summer, a legendary bestseller about Jackie Robinson, the Dodgers, and growing up in Brooklyn, was written by award-winning novelist Roger Kahn. He's also the author of a number of other novels, including Joe & Marilyn: A Memory of Love, on Joe DiMaggio's courtship and marriage to Marilyn Monroe, and A Flame of Pure Fire, about boxing great Jack Dempsey, which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1999.