The Last Boy (Enhanced Edition): Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood

· Sold by Harper Collins
3.8
21 reviews
Ebook
512
Pages
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About this ebook

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.
3.8
21 reviews
A Google user
Fascinating look at a deeply troubled hero. Read it if you don't mind your idols being of the fallen kind.
A Google user
A miserable hack job, written with a poison pen. Full of unsubstantiated inuendoe and twists of fact, a vicious slander written by a minor writer who seeks revenge on an icon of 1950's baseball who didn't fulfill her own pathetic fantasies. Avoid this like the plague.
A Google user
Really disappointing read. Too scattered, it could have really benefited from a more narrative style. Leavy's voice didn't seem to come through for most of the work, as it was just page after page of direct quotes.

About the author

Jane Leavy, award-winning former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post, is author of the New York Times bestsellers Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy, The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood, and the comic novel Squeeze Play. She lives in Washington, D.C. and Truro, Massachusetts.

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