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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Inside the Empire” Of The Yankees

Inside the Empire: The True Power Behind the New York Yankees

By Bob Klapisch and Paul Solotaroff

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; hardcover, $28.00; available Tuesday, March 26

There always has been fascination about the operations of the New York Yankees, one of the greatest and most successful franchises in the world.

Veteran baseball writer Bob Klapisch, who has written for the New York Post, Daily News, and the Bergen Record, Paul Solotaroff, a veteran feature writer at Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal, pull back the curtain of the Bronx Bombers in their new book, Inside the Empire.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Gray Day” On Cyber Warfare

Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America’s First Cyber Spy

By Eric O’Neill 

Crown; hardcover, 304 pages;  $27.00; available Tuesday, March 26

Eric O’Neill is a cybersecurity expert and former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative. He founded the Georgetown Group, the premier investigative and security services firm; serves as national security strategist for Carbon Black; and is the General Counsel for Global Communities, an international charity. He lectures about espionage and national security, cybersecurity, hacking and fraud. and has appeared as a national security expert on CNN and Fox.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “What You Have Heard Is True” by Carolyn Forché

What You Have Heard Is True: a Memoir of Witness and Resistance

By Carolyn Forché

Penguin Press; hardcover, 400 pages; $28.00

Carolyn Forché is one of the most gifted poets of her generation. Her works, including Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, and Gathering the Tribes; has been translated into over twenty languages. She has received the Windham-Campbell Prize and the Academy of American Poets Fellowship given for distinguished poetic achievement.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done” On 1969 Mets

They Said It Couldn’t Be Done: The ’69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History

By Wayne Coffey

Crown Archetype; hardcover, $28.00; available this Tuesday, March 26

1969 was a remarkable year for America, as it brought the moon landing, Woodstock, nonstop protests against the Vietnam War, and the most tumultuous and fractious New York City mayoral race in memory.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On The Most Famous Protest By Athletes

Something in the Air: American Passion and Defiance in the 1968 Mexico Olympics

By Richard Hoffer

University Of Nebraska Press; paperback, 276 pages;. $19.95

In this era of the activist athlete, it is a good time to look back to where it all started, at the Olympics in Mexico City in 1968.

Richard Hoffer, in the book Something in the Air, that tells the individual stories of the athletes who gathered amidst upheaval around the world.

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