Did Mantle swing the same way right-handed and left-handed? What really happened to his knee in the 1951 World Series? What happened to the red-haired, freckle-faced boy known back home as Mickey Charles? "I believe in memory, not memorabilia," Leavy writes in her preface. But in "The Last Boy," she discovers that what we remember of our heroes-and even what they remember of themselves-is only where the story begins.
Mantle, Mickey, 1931-1995. Corporate Name: New York Yankees (Baseball team). On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The last boy : Mickey Mantle and the end of America's childhood, Jane Leavy.
Leavy concludes that Mantle cavorted in a more innocent time, when people believed in sports heroes and would not hear otherwise. That's hardly a new idea, but no matter: by the end of this book, readers will know what made Mantle rise, fall, and survive into recovery for his last 18 months. In Leavy's hands, the life of Mantle no longer defies logic: it seems inevitable. She's hit a long home run. 8 pages of color and 8 pages of b&w photos. The Last Boy Mickey Mantle and the End - Jane Leavy
About book: Fantastic biography of arguably the most iconic baseball player of the 1950s and early 60s. Leavy's story structure seems unconventional at first, introducing different sections of the book with excerpts from a 1983 article she wrote on Mantle in her early days as a sports reporter. She focuses on key dates in Mantle's life, but does not limit her storytelling to these specific events. Rather she highlights these milestones and uses them to branch off into the totality of Mantle's life in a more-or-less sequential format. The baseball stories are fantastic.
It is an uncommon biography, with literary overtones: not only a portrait of an icon, but an investigation of memory itself
Mickey Mantle was one of my childhood heroes, even though, as an Indians fan, he played for the hated Yankees. We all followed the rivalry between him and Roger Maris to see if either could break Ruth’s record of 60 home runs. We all tried to switch hit when we played baseball, something most of us did very badly. We debated, as this book explores, whether Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays was the better player. I was also pleased to see this was written by Jane Leavy. I had thoroughly enjoyed her biography of another childhood hero, Sandy Koufax
The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of AudioBook Jane Leavy.
Jane Leavy captures the beautiful, imperfect Mickey Mantle with equal measures of depth and empathy. She finds the buried answers to the riddle of what drove and haunted the Mick. David Maraniss, author of Clemente and Lombardi: When Pride Still Mattered). 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.
Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. MICKEY MANTLE’S SWEATER HANGS on the door to my office. I put it there the day I decided to write this book. It is the first thing I see when I sit down at my desk in the morning and the last thing I see when I shut down the computer at night. It has followed me from closet to closet and house to house since he gave it to me twenty-seven years ago.