Memories of the Mick by Maury Allen

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Boyhood hero of millions, the late baseball great Mickey Mantle was an American icon. Veteran sportswriter Maury Allen, who spent hundreds of hours with Mantle during both the good times and the bad, paints a revealing portrait and a piercing analysis of Mantle's life. More than 100 photographs taken by the Yankees' official team photographer Bob Olen cover Mantle's legendary career from 1950 to his final appearance in 1995.
 

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
 
Published April 1, 1997 by Taylor Pub. 183 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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A prodigious hitter of home runs but often a leader in strikeouts, The Mick proved himself a great athlete yet was not wildly popular until he went head-to-head with Roger Maris in the great home-run derby of 1961--the year they ""passed Gehrig and Ruth in tandem."" From that point on, and even i...

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!For Americans of a certain age, Mickey Mantle was the epitome of the baby boomer hero in the days between World War Two and America's involvement in Vietnam.

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