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The Resource Mickey and Willie : Mantle and Mays, the parallel lives of baseball's golden age, Allen Barra

Mickey and Willie : Mantle and Mays, the parallel lives of baseball's golden age, Allen Barra

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Mickey and Willie : Mantle and Mays, the parallel lives of baseball's golden age
Title
Mickey and Willie
Title remainder
Mantle and Mays, the parallel lives of baseball's golden age
Statement of responsibility
Allen Barra
Title variation
Mickey and Willie
Title variation remainder
Mantle and Mays, the parallel lives of baseballs golden age
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age, almost the same size, and came to New York at the same time. They possessed virtually the same talents, and played the same position. They were both products of generations of baseball-playing families, for whom the game was the only escape from a lifetime of brutal manual labor. Both were nearly crushed by the weight of the outsized expectations placed on them, first by their families and later by America. Both lived secret lives far different from those their fans knew. What their fans also didn't know was that the two men shared a close personal friendship--and that each was the only man who could truly understand the others experience"--
Summary
For a time, baseball legends Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were larger-than-life heroes to veteran sports biographer Allen Barra. Here, he explores his more mature realization that their athletic greatness didn't translate into personal perfection off the field. A true fan of the game -- and an insightful historian of their lives -- Barra examines what made the them two of the 1950s best players, and probes interesting parallels between their athletic success and personal foibles. - Description by Shauna Griffin
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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10172004
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.3570922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.A1
LC item number
B3239 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Mantle and Mays, the parallel lives of baseball's golden age
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Mickey and Willie : Mantle and Mays, the parallel lives of baseball's golden age, Allen Barra
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978-0-307-71648-4.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [451]-467) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20063584
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 479 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307716484
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012013345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn754714364
  • (OCoLC)754714364
Label
Mickey and Willie : Mantle and Mays, the parallel lives of baseball's golden age, Allen Barra
Link
978-0-307-71648-4.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [451]-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20063584
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 479 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307716484
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012013345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn754714364
  • (OCoLC)754714364

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