Book Details for Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood

Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood

Format:  Paperback
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ISBN-10:  006177488X
ISBN-13:  9780061774881
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Title: Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood


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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"...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."

Author:Jane Leavy
Pages: 743
Publisher: Harperluxe

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Biography & Autobiography > Sports
Sports & Recreation > Baseball / General

Other Available Formats:
Paperback, 2011
Compact Disc, 2011
Compact Disc, 2010
Hardcover, 2010

Book Details Summary: The title of this book is Last Boy and it was written by Jane Leavy. This particular edition is in a Paperback format and is also available in this version as a Paperback. This books publish date is November 2, 2010. It was published by Harperluxe and has a total of 743 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 006177488X and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780061774881. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.

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