The Resource A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith

A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith

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A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle
Title
A season in the sun
Title remainder
the rise of Mickey Mantle
Statement of responsibility
Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
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eng
Summary
The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season Mickey 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.--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
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A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The Blue-Eyed Boy -- A father's dream -- The commerce comet -- The natural -- The great American game -- "Match That!" -- The Boy has come of Age -- The Gods -- "I Love Mickey" -- The best in the game -- Bums and aristocrats -- Epilogue: The last snapshot
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25 cm.
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Edition
First Edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780465094424
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017038834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
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Media type code
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  • (SKY)sky289996064
  • 1349682

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      475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY, 12065-3808, US
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