A Season in the Sun

The Rise of Mickey Mantle
Original Publish Date: Mar 27, 2018
Product Number: EB00707681
Released: Mar 27, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781541617049
Publisher: Basic Books
Please log in to view pricing


The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season 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.

You can find this title in the following lists:

All formats/editions

Narrator(s): Pete Larkin
Product Number Z100169210
Released: Aug 12, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781549141720

Sign up for our email newsletter