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The Resource A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith

A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith

Label
A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle
Title
A season in the sun
Title remainder
the rise of Mickey Mantle
Statement of responsibility
Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, 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. In A Season in the Sun, acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount 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, Roberts and Smith depict Mantle not as an ideal role model or a bitter alcoholic, but a complex man whose faults were smoothed over by sportswriters eager to keep the truth about sports heroes at bay. An incisive portrait of an American icon, A Season in the Sun is an essential work for baseball fans and anyone interested in the 1950s" --
Summary
An account of Mickey Mantle's historic 1956 season describes how he navigated injuries, alcoholism and his detractors to become a heroic idol in postwar America, sharing insights into his complex personality on and off the field. By the authors of Blood Brothers
Writing style
Assigning source
From Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10625530
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Randy
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, John Matthew
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mantle, Mickey
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • Baseball players
  • Mantle, Mickey
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • Baseball players
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the rise of Mickey Mantle
Label
A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Blue-Eyed Boy -- A father's dream -- The commerce comet -- The natural -- The great American game -- "Match That!" -- The Boy has come of Age -- The Gods -- "I Love Mickey" -- The best in the game -- Bums and aristocrats -- Epilogue: The last snapshot
Control code
ocn993419713
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780465094424
Lccn
2017038834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993419713
Label
A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Blue-Eyed Boy -- A father's dream -- The commerce comet -- The natural -- The great American game -- "Match That!" -- The Boy has come of Age -- The Gods -- "I Love Mickey" -- The best in the game -- Bums and aristocrats -- Epilogue: The last snapshot
Control code
ocn993419713
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780465094424
Lccn
2017038834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993419713

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