Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle

America's Prodigal Son

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Baker & Taylor
Based on over 250 interviews with the famous ballplayer's friends, teammates, lovers, and acquaintances, offers a portrait of the complex American sports hero.

Univ of Nebraska
In the life of the great cultural icon baseball slugger Mickey Mantle, we see America’s romance with boldness, its celebration of muscle, and its comfort in power during a time when might did make right. But if his life symbolized the great expectations of America in the 1950s, it also epitomized the dashed dreams of a troubled generation in the 1960s and its unrealistic hopes for achievement. Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son is both an explosive biography of one of the world’s most fascinating and enduring sports heroes and a telling look at the American society of his time. During six years of research, former Sports Illustrated writer Tony Castro interviewed more than 250 friends, teammates, lovers, acquaintances, and drinking buddies of one of America’s most famous sports heroes.


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& Taylor

Based on more than 250 interviews with the famous ballplayer's friends, teammates, lovers, and acquaintances, this study offers a portrait of the complex American sports hero. Reprint.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781574885316
1574885316
9781574883848
1574883844
Branch Call Number: B MAN
Characteristics: xiv, 344 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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