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Last Hero

David Falkner examines Mickey Charles Mantle from several perspectives in this biography of one of America’s most famous baseball players.

From his days as a boy in the mining towns of Oklahoma to his breakthrough moment in baseball where he became the embodiment of power and speed, Micky Mantle was an American symbol of power and vigor.

With grace, intelligence, and depth, David Falkner provides a perceptive look at the man, the athlete, and the phenomenon who will always be known as, simply, The Mick.

David Falkner is the author of several books, including The Last Yankee and Nine Sides of the Diamond. A special contributor to The Sporting News, Falkner lives in New York City.

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