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Author Roberts, Randy, 1951- author.

Title A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle / Randy Roberts & Johnny Smith.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2018.


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 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. MANTLE, M.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B MANTLE, MICKEY    DUE 07-13-22
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  B MANTLE    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY MANTLE    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Pearl Street Branch Library - Biographies  B MANTLE    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-MANTLE ROB    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.357092 ROB    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  796.357 MANTLE    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  BIOG MANTLE, MICKEY    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG MANTLE, MICKEY    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xx, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 -- Aristocrats and bums -- Epilogue: The last snapshot.
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.
Subject Mantle, Mickey, 1931-1995.
New York Yankees (Baseball team) -- History.
Mantle, Mickey, 1931-1995. (OCoLC)fst01464296
New York Yankees (Baseball team) (OCoLC)fst00561259
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00828007
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History.
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Smith, John Matthew, author.
Other Form: Online version: Roberts, Randy, 1951- Season in the sun. First Edition. New York : Basic Books, [2018] 9780465094431 (DLC) 2017041463
ISBN 9780465094424 (hardback)
0465094422 (hardback)
9780465094431 (ebook)
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