By Randy Roberts
Mickey Mantle used to be definitely the right batter for the atomic age, in a position to hitting a baseball more durable and farther than the other participant in historical past. He was once additionally the right idol for postwar the US, a healthy hero from the heartland.
In A Season within the Sun, acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining second of Mantle's mythical profession: 1956, whilst he overcame a number of accidents and critics to turn into the main celebrated athlete of his time. Taking us from the motion at the diamond to Mantle's off-the-field exploits, Roberts and Smith depict Mantle now not as a terrific position version or a sour alcoholic, yet a fancy guy whose faults have been smoothed over by way of sportswriters desirous to continue the reality approximately activities heroes at bay. An incisive portrait of an American icon, A Season within the Sun is a vital paintings for baseball enthusiasts and somebody drawn to the 1950s.
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A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle by Randy Roberts