The Last Boy by Jane Leavy audiobook

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

By Jane Leavy
Read by Jane Leavy  and John Bedford Lloyd

HarperCollins 9780060883522
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The acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Sandy Koufax returns with the biography of one of baseball’s greatest and most complex legends, Yankee outfielder Mickey Mantle. Drawing on more than 500 interviews with friends and family, as well as teammates and opponents from every level of baseball, New York Times bestselling author Jane Leavy delivers the definitive account of one of the biggest talents and most tragic figures ever to play the game. Meticulously reported and elegantly written, The Last Boy weaves together the author’s own memories of Mantle with stories and reminiscences from on and off the field of a man who led the Yankees to seven world championships, was voted the American League’s Most Valuable Player three times, won the Triple Crown in 1956, and dueled teammate Roger Maris in a thrilling 1961 chase for the single season home-run record—all while battling crippling injuries and a lifelong drinking problem. As she did so indelibly in her acclaimed biography of Sandy Koufax, Leavy goes beyond the myth and the hyperbole to to reveal the man behind “The Mick” and his hold on a generation of adoring fans.

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The acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Sandy Koufax returns with the biography of one of baseball’s greatest and most complex legends, Yankee outfielder Mickey Mantle.

Drawing on more than 500 interviews with friends and family, as well as teammates and opponents from every level of baseball, New York Times bestselling author Jane Leavy delivers the definitive account of one of the biggest talents and most tragic figures ever to play the game.

Meticulously reported and elegantly written, The Last Boy weaves together the author’s own memories of Mantle with stories and reminiscences from on and off the field of a man who led the Yankees to seven world championships, was voted the American League’s Most Valuable Player three times, won the Triple Crown in 1956, and dueled teammate Roger Maris in a thrilling 1961 chase for the single season home-run record—all while battling crippling injuries and a lifelong drinking problem.

As she did so indelibly in her acclaimed biography of Sandy Koufax, Leavy goes beyond the myth and the hyperbole to to reveal the man behind “The Mick” and his hold on a generation of adoring fans.

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Author Bio: Jane Leavy

Author Bio: Jane Leavy

Jane Leavy is an award-winning former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post. She is the author of Sandy Koufax and the comic novel Squeeze Play, called “the best novel ever written about baseball” by Entertainment Weekly.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English