Do You Believe in Magic?: Baseball and America in the Groundbreaking Year of 1966

A unique and dynamic look at a pivotal year in American history and culture.

There were seismic shifts taking place in 1966. The Supreme Court’s Miranda warnings decision. A World Series upset. Jacqueline Susann’s salacious best seller Valley of the Dolls. The television debut of Batman. Five successful missions in NASA’s Project Gemini. It was truly a momentous year in America.

In Do You Believe in Magic? Baseball and America in the Groundbreaking Year of 1966, David Krell goes beyond the headlines to reveal the importance of this underappreciated year in history. Using the baseball season as a unifying thread, Krell also examines the Space Race, television, film, politics, music, and more, revealing that innovation was the common theme during this extraordinary time.

With a vivid narrative, archival photos, exclusive interviews, and contemporary news accounts, Do You Believe in Magic? presents the powerful stories and impactful moments from a fascinating year that transformed America forever.