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In 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 a fascinating and enduring sports hero and a telling look at American society in 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 stars.

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ISBN:
9781597971713
Author:
Castro, Tony
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - Specific Teams
Subject:
Sports - Baseball
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
7.73x4.98x.74 in. .76 lbs.

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