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The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood,9780060883522

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



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Drawing on interviews with friends and family, as well as teammates and opponents, "New York Times"-bestselling author Leavy delivers the definitive account of one of the biggest talents and most tragic figures ever to play baseball. color insert.

Table of Contents

Preface: My Weekend with The Mickp. xi
Innocence Lost, Atlantic City, April 1983
March 26, 1951: The Whole World Opened Upp. 7
October 5, 1951: When Fates Convergep. 20
October 23, 1951: Underminedp. 38
May 27, 1949: Patrimonyp. 49
May 20, 1952: In the Groundp. 71
April 17, 1953: One Big Dayp. 83
November 2, 1953: Fish Baitp. 103
September 26, 1954: No Other Timep. 122
A Round with The Mick, Atlantic City, April 1983
May 30, 1956: A Body Remembersp. 149
May 16, 1957: Returns of the Dayp. 163
August 14, 1960: Season Under Siegep. 186
Nightcap, Atlantic City, April 1983
September 25, 1961: Dr. Feelgood*p. 210
May 18, 1962: His Best Selfp. 233
June 5, 1963: The Breaking Pointp. 248
September 26, 1968: Last Licksp. 264
Dream On, Atlantic City, April 1983
June 8, 1969: Half-life of a Starp. 290
December 19, 1985: 18 Below in Fargop. 306
February 5, 1988: Top of the Heapp. 327
February 4, 1994: Getaway Dayp. 339
Riding with The Mick, Atlantic City, April 1983
August 13, 1995: The Last Boyp. 362
Epiloguep. 385
Acknowledgmentsp. 389
Interview Listp. 395
The Kinetic Mickp. 405
Who's Better?p. 417
Bibliographyp. 421
Indexp. 439
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