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Edward

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

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jane Leavy
    • Narrated By Jane Leavy, John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    Drawing on more than 500 interviews with friends and family, teammates, and opponents, she delivers the definitive account of Mantle's life, mining the mythology of The Mick for the true story of a luminous and illustrious talent with an achingly damaged soul.

    Elle in the Great NorthWest says: "Exceptional - a real must read for baseball fans"
    "A tragic hero"
    Overall

    Leavy provides a personal and well researched insight into the Mick. She also provides a very interesting insight into the culture of the 50's and 60's which allows the reader to better understand why Mantle was personally out of control. A very well written biography of the painful inner truth of a great baseball hero.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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