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In the life of the great cultural icon baseball slugger Mickey Mantle, we see Americas 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 worlds 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 Americas most famous sports heroes.

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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, "Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son" is the product of six years of research by former "Sports Illustrated" writer Tony Castro, who interviewed more than 250 friends, teammates, lovers, acquaintances, and drinking buddies of one of America's most famous heroes.

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More than any other athlete, Mickey Mantle was the American hero whose life personified the great expectations and unfulfilled dreams of the twentieth century. Hailed by Casey Stengel as the next Ruth and successor to DiMaggio, Mantle would become the first true sports icon of the television age. In Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son, former Sports Illustrated writer Tony Castro recounts a story of fathers and sons, rebels and heroes, and a youth's rite of passage. He interviewed over 250 of Mantle's friends, teammates, lovers, acquaintances, and drinking partners, producing an explosive biography of one of the world's most fascinating sports heroes and a telling look at the American society of his time.

Synopsis:

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, "Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son" is the product of six years of research by former "Sports Illustrated" writer Tony Castro, who interviewed more than 250 friends, teammates, lovers, acquaintances, and drinking buddies of one of America's most famous heroes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574885316
Author:
Castro, Tony
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Sports - Baseball
Subject:
Baseball - Specific Teams
Subject:
New york yankees (baseball team)
Subject:
Baseball players -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
Sports
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperbound
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
358
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.18 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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, "Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son" is the product of six years of research by former "Sports Illustrated" writer Tony Castro, who interviewed more than 250 friends, teammates, lovers, acquaintances, and drinking buddies of one of America's most famous heroes.
"Synopsis" by ,
More than any other athlete, Mickey Mantle was the American hero whose life personified the great expectations and unfulfilled dreams of the twentieth century. Hailed by Casey Stengel as the next Ruth and successor to DiMaggio, Mantle would become the first true sports icon of the television age. In Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son, former Sports Illustrated writer Tony Castro recounts a story of fathers and sons, rebels and heroes, and a youth's rite of passage. He interviewed over 250 of Mantle's friends, teammates, lovers, acquaintances, and drinking partners, producing an explosive biography of one of the world's most fascinating sports heroes and a telling look at the American society of his time.
"Synopsis" by , 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, "Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son" is the product of six years of research by former "Sports Illustrated" writer Tony Castro, who interviewed more than 250 friends, teammates, lovers, acquaintances, and drinking buddies of one of America's most famous heroes.
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