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 ...
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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Once I started reading, I could hardly put the book down. Very Good!
Oct 13, 2011
The latest and most complete story of the Mick.
Having read just about every book that has been published on Mickey Mantle, I can't think of any book that comes close to completely covering the life of Mickey as well as Jane Leavy has done with this recent publication. Many of the chapters offer nothing new to what has already been written about Mickey, but at the same time much new and more detailed history is documented to add what we already knew from earlier books. If you have never read a book about Mickey or the Yankees, this book covers more ground than anything before or since. Great style of writing that makes the book both interesting and entertaining. A great story, well told.
Mark L. J
Jul 1, 2011
The Last Party Boy
Many great anecdotes, mostly about playing
hurt and drinking, drinking, drinking.
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