The Last Boy - Jane Leavy

The Last Boy

By Jane Leavy

  • Release Date - Published: 2010-10-12
  • Book Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Author: Jane Leavy
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 254 Ratings)

The Last Boy Jane Leavy read online review & book description:

Award-winning sports writer Jane Leavy follows her New York Times runaway bestseller Sandy Koufax with the definitive biography of baseball icon Mickey Mantle. The legendary Hall-of-Fame outfielder was a national hero during his record-setting career with the New York Yankees, but public revelations of alcoholism, infidelity, and family strife badly tarnished the ballplayer's reputation in his latter years.

In The Last Boy, Leavy plumbs the depths of the complex athlete, using copious first-hand research as well as her own memories, to show why The Mick remains the most beloved and misunderstood Yankee slugger of all time.

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Posted Reviews

  • Price increase?

    By JEB33
    This book was just $1.99 a few days ago on both iTunes and Kindle, and now it's back to $9.99 overnight? What happened?
  • Well written!

    By Bru4444
    Interesting read, I discovered more than I want to know about a long time hero of mine.
  • A must read

    By konalunas
    The Mick's life bared for all to see. The greatest combination of power and speed. The epic home runs. The greatest Yankee Dynasty and how it crashed and burned. The consequences of alcohol abuse and hero worship during his post-playing years. The enigmatic potty mouthed womanizer who did more than his share of random acts of kindness. The Last Boy provides context for anyone who loves the game and its lore.
  • Honest

    By Marknic4991
    Well researched and honest. How would you find a better subject, mantle was magic. Writing style was a little difficult to follow.
  • The Last Boy

    By JES MD
    Just a remarkable biography. I was from the NY generation that had stenciled the number 7 on tee shirts, books and baseball gloves. Leavy's biography shows the pain, and the dissipation of potential of my generation's hero. It does not diminish his memory and stature, only makes me realize that I was too young to understand the other Mantle. A contemporary Mantle would not be given a free pass from the media, fans, and followers. Perhaps it is better that way.

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