[[ Epub ]] ❤ The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood Autor Jane Leavy – Islecook.co.uk


The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood Award Winning Sports Writer Jane Leavy Follows Her New York Times Runaway Bestseller Sandy Koufax With The Definitive Biography Of Baseball Icon Mickey Mantle The Legendary Hall Of Fame Outfielder Was A National Hero During His Record Setting Career With The New York Yankees, But Public Revelations Of Alcoholism, Infidelity, And Family Strife Badly Tarnished The Ballplayer S Reputation In His Latter Years In The Last Boy, Leavy Plumbs The Depths Of The Complex Athlete, Using Copious First Hand Research As Well As Her Own Memories, To Show Why The Mick Remains The Most Beloved And Misunderstood Yankee Slugger Of All Time



5 thoughts on “The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood

  1. says:

    Leavy is a former sportswriter who has love and understanding of baseball that comes through as she writes about Micky Mantle She describes him as tragic hero so gifted, so flawed, so damaged, so beautiful His traumatic knee injury occured just seven months into his major league career His death from alcohol related cancer only 18 months after hard earned sobriety He


  2. says:

    I feel that Jane Leavy certainly did plenty of research and organization for this biography of Mickey Mantle I enjoyed the way his life was presented, intertwined with her own interview of Mantle.I would guess that this book would not be appreciated by most Yankee fans as much of it consists of the tearing down of one of their heroes Then again, it tells of his gentle or


  3. says:

    Mickey Mantle is an American success story A poor country boy, he captured the heart of the country s biggest city and became a hero to much of a generation He was talented and was a nice guy But those talents and that niceness were also part of a tragedy.Injuries and debauchery prevented Mantle from realizing his full potential Perhaps he suffered from a disease, either gen


  4. says:

    14 CDs oof But really great Listened to it driving to Spring Training.Mick was never a hero to me I admired him as a ballplayer, not so much as a human being The book showed me that he was not his own creation I admire his honesty and humility that I never saw before and the totally beyond comprehension courage that it took him to play for almost all his career in abject pain th


  5. says:

    I had already read and loved Jane Leavy s book about Sandy Koufax, so I wanted to read this one despite the fact that this Dodger fan is a Yankee hater from way back It s a brilliant study of a hero to millions who had little understanding of what made him so great and so troubled He was as splendid a natural athlete as America has ever produced, but he couldn t have told you how he


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