The Last Boy
by Jane Leavy

A biography of Mickey Mantle. The author shows Mantle’s good and bad sides. The book has lots of details. She put a lot of work into this book. The organization is poor because it jumps around in time for not apparent reason. She hired a private detective to track down the man who saw where the “tape-measure” home run landed. She hired a scientist to create kinetic diagrams of Mantle’s swing from the left side and from the right. Did she use her own money? Maybe. She is a big fan.

Year Read: 2012

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