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

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

Jane Leavy

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.

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.
More Information

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Bedford Lloyd

Length:

16h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

43:52


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

38:59


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

44:10


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

29:06


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

57:10


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

28:05


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

52:02


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

48:25


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

44:03


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

01:04:32


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

01:00:48


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

47:40


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

01:12:11


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

37:24


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

37:29


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

49:26


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

53:23


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

53:23


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

27:42


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

41:05


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

01:23:17


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

00:47