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Mickey Mantle: America’s Prodigal Son

Biography of baseball and pop culture icon Mickey Mantle

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Historian and best-selling author Tony Castro explores the life of the great cultural icon baseball slugger against a 20th century backdrop of America’s romance with boldness, its celebration of muscle, and its comfort in power during a time when might did make right. But if Mantle symbolized the great expectations of America in the 1950s, it also epitomized the dashed dreams of a troubled generation in the 1960s and its unrealistic hopes for achievement. Mickey Mantle: America’s Prodigal Son is both an explosive biography of one of the world’s most fascinating and enduring sports heroes and a telling look at the American society of his time.

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