Summer is Made for Books (including The Last Boy)

Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald shares his list of summer reads. His five picks include  The Last Boyi: Virtually everyone who follows baseball (and a lot of people who don’t) has taken a course in Mickey Mantle 101: truly great baseball player, beset with...

The Last Boy in the Christian Science Monitor

The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood This gripping tale of the American legend blends myth and fact to create a nuanced portrait of The Mick Ross Atkin  |  Christian Science Monitor |  July 2, 2011 One wouldn’t think that in the heart of Red...

Peter King recommends THE LAST BOY for Father’s Day

“The Father’s Day Book Section. It’s come to my attention that America doesn’t read anymore. I know I certainly fall within that category. For that reason, I’m expanding the book recommendations of the past few Father’s Days to a...

The Last Boy listed in NY Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2010

THE LAST BOY: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood. By Jane Leavy. (Harper/HarperCollins, $27.99.) Many biographies of Mantle have been written, but Leavy connects the dots in new and disturbing ways. Click here for full list