Mickey Mantle

Publication date:
January 2008
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
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ISBN : 9781597971713

Dimensions : 205 X 125 mm


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, formerSports 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.