The Last Boy
Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Award-winning sports writer Jane Leavy follows her New York Times runaway bestseller Sandy Koufax with the definitive biography of baseball icon Mickey Mantle. The legendary Hall-of-Fame outfielder was a national hero during his record-setting career with the New York Yankees, but public revelations of alcoholism, infidelity, and family strife badly tarnished the ballplayer's reputation in his latter years.
In The Last Boy, Leavy plumbs the depths of the complex athlete, using copious first-hand research as well as her own memories, to show why The Mick remains the most beloved and misunderstood Yankee slugger of all time.
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The Last Boy
Just a remarkable biography. I was from the NY generation that had stenciled the number 7 on tee shirts, books and baseball gloves. Leavy's biography shows the pain, and the dissipation of potential of my generation's hero. It does not diminish his memory and stature, only makes me realize that I was too young to understand the other Mantle. A contemporary Mantle would not be given a free pass from the media, fans, and followers. Perhaps it is better that way.
too much foul language
This book was just $1.99 a few days ago on both iTunes and Kindle, and now it's back to $9.99 overnight? What happened?
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Oct 12, 2010
- Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
- Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
- Print Length: 512 Pages
- Language: English