The Last Boy : Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood (Paperback)

Author: Leavy, Jane

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Drawing on more than 500 interviews with loved ones and fellow baseball players, the author crafts a deeply personal biography of the Yankee great, weaving her own memories of the major-league slugger with an authoritative account of his life on and off the field. (Biography & autobiography). Simultaneous. *Author: Leavy, Jane *Subtitle: Mickey Mantle and the End of Americas Childhood *Publication Date: 2010/11/02 *Number of Pages: 743 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061774881
SKU 210915192
Format Paperback Large Print
ISBN10 006177488X
Release Date 11/2/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1.75T
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"...Leavy comes as close as perhaps anyone ever has to answering "What makes Mantle Mantle?"...THE LAST BOY is something new in the history of the histories of the Mick. It is hard fact, reported by someone greatly skilled at that craft, assembled into an atypical biography by someone equally skilled at doing that, and presented so that the reader and not the author draws nearly all the conclusions."
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Annotation Between the image of Yankee superstar Mickey Mantle as a grinning 19-year-old phenom and a seriously ill alcoholic who, at age 63--just weeks from death--faced the cameras at a news conference and told America's youth, "Don't be like me, " there was a human being who is brought to life in all his complexity and pathos by biographer Jane Leavy. She uses a 1983 interview with the Mick (she was a sports reporter for the Washington Post at the time) as a pivot for the story, supplementing it with her childhood memories of Mantle and over five hundred interviews. Selected by Publishers Weekly as a 2010 Top 100 Book and by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2010.
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Book Format Large Print Paperback
Number of Pages 0743
Publisher Harperluxe

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