New PDF release: A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle

By Randy Roberts

ISBN-10: 0465094422

ISBN-13: 9780465094424

The tale of Mickey Mantle's excellent 1956 season

Mickey Mantle used to be the fitting batter for the atomic age, in a position to hitting a baseball more durable and farther than the other participant in historical past. He used to be additionally definitely the right idol for postwar the United States, a healthy hero from the heartland.

In A Season within the Sun, acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining second of Mantle's mythical profession: 1956, whilst he overcame a bunch of accidents and critics to turn into the main celebrated athlete of his time. Taking us from the motion at the diamond to Mantle's off-the-field exploits, Roberts and Smith depict Mantle now not as an incredible position version or a sour alcoholic, yet a posh guy whose faults have been smoothed over by means of sportswriters wanting to retain the reality approximately activities heroes at bay. An incisive portrait of an American icon, A Season within the Sun is a necessary paintings for baseball lovers and a person attracted to the 1950s.

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