January 9, 2003
Brett Mandel, a 1991 graduate of Hamilton College is the director of financial and policy analysis for the Philadelphia City Controller's Office. But he's also an author and baseball fan, whose latest book is Is This Heaven? The Magic of the Field of Dreams
(Diamond Communications, $24.95). Is This Heaven?
looks at the remarkable appeal that draws some 75,000 people a year to visit the baseball diamond on Becky and Don Lansings' Iowa farm, where the movie Field of Dreams
was filmed in 1989. Mandel is featured in a January 7 article in The Philadelphia Inquirer.