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Season in the Sun : The Rise of Mickey Mantle - by Randy Roberts & Johnny Smith (Hardcover)

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The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 seasonMickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, capable of hitting a baseball harder and farther than any other player in history. He was also the perfect idol for postwar America, a wholesome hero from the heartland.In A Season in the Sun, acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining moment of Mantle's legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time. Taking us from the action on the diamond to Mantle's off-the-field exploits, Roberts and Smith depict Mantle not as an ideal role model or a bitter alcoholic, but a complex man whose faults were smoothed over by sportswriters eager to keep the truth about sports heroes at bay. An incisive portrait of an American icon, A Season in the Sun is an essential work for baseball fans and anyone interested in the 1950s.
Number of Pages: 276
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Sports + Recreation
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Randy Roberts & Johnny Smith
Language: English
Street Date: March 27, 2018
TCIN: 53144145
UPC: 9780465094424
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-7414
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