The Last Boy

Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood

by Jane Leavy

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  • 0061987786
  • 9780060883539
  • 9780061987786

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.


  • HarperCollins; October 2010
  • ISBN: 9780061987786
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  • Title: The Last Boy
  • Author: Jane Leavy
  • Imprint: HarperCollins e-books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061987786
  • 9780060883539
  • 9780061987786

In The Press

The Last Boy is something new in the history of the histories of the Mick. It is hard fact, reported by someone greatly skilled at that craft...and presented so that the reader and not the author draws nearly all the conclusions.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061987786
  • 9780060883539
  • 9780061987786