Hank Aaron And The Home Run That Changed America (Paperback)

Author: Stanton, Tom

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The author of "The Final Season" offers a look back at Hank Aaron's historic quest to attain the major league home run record, an event that shook the game of baseball--and the world at large.


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060722906
SKU 39954583
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060722908
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Baseball has witnessed more than 125,000 home runs. Many have altered the outcome of games, and some have decided pennants and become legend. But no dinger has had greater impact than Hank Aaron's 715th home run. His historic blast on April 8, 1974, lifted him above Babe Ruth on the all-time list, an achievement that shook not only baseball but our nation itself. Aaron's magnificent feat provoked bigotry and shattered prejudice, inspired a generation, emboldened a flagging civil rights movement, and called forth the demons that haunted Aaron's every step and turned what should have been a joyous pursuit into a hellish nightmare.In this powerful recollection, Tom Stanton penetrates the myth of Aaron's chase and uncovers the compelling story behind the most consequential athletic achievement of the past fifty years. Three decades after Hank Aaron reached the pinnacle of the national pastime, and now as Barry Bonds makes history of his own, Stanton unfolds a tale rich with drama, poignancy, and suspense to bring to life the elusive spirit of an American hero.
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Number of Pages 0249
Publisher Harper Perennial

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