A Season In The Sun: The Rise Of Mickey Mantle
- Biographies & Memoirs, The 20th Century – The Present
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The season that made Mantle
Mickey Mantle was 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.
A Season in the Sun recounts 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, it depicts Mantle not in well-worn terms—either an ideal role model or a bitter alcoholic—but as a complex man whose faults were smoothed over by sportswriters eager to keep the truth about sports heroes at bay.
A Season in the Sun is an incisive portrait of a quintessential American icon.
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|Release Date:||March 27, 2018|