A lot happened in 1968 all over the world. There were the Paris barricades and a police riot in Chicago. Politically motivated unspeakable acts of violence like the assassinations of Martin L. King Jr. and Robert Kennedy.
In Detroit, the city was recovering from its own violent summer of 1967 by rallying around the beloved Detroit Tigers, a team that had not won a World Series since 1945. Author Tim Wendel's "Summer of '68" takes in a lot of what happened that season on and off the diamond, in and out of Detroit.
This Detroit Free Press story with author Q&A got our attention. Read more here