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In The Classic Mantle, acclaimed sportswriter Buzz Bissinger tells the story of Mickey Mantle’s unforgettable career. Mantle has long been considered one of baseball’s most memorable figures—playing his entire 18-year baseball career for the New York Yankees (1951–68), winning 3 American League MVP titles, playing in 20 All-Star games, and winning 7 World Series. Today, mo ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 15th 2012 by Stewart, Tabori and Chang
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Lee
Dec 23, 2012 Lee rated it it was ok
This book took me roughly an hour to read. A very brief biography of Mickey Mantle there are certainly better done and more in depth books on the Mick. The book does have a lot of nice photo’s which is it’s one saving grace.
Sean Asbury
Nov 14, 2012 Sean Asbury rated it it was ok
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If anyone has read anything in the past about Mantle, including Jane Leavy's book, then this provides absolutely nothing new.

It seems to be an expensive way for Buzz to put some thoughts on paper and make a buck, very disappointing.
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Jun 12, 2015 Michael rated it really liked it
Mickey Mantle is fascinating. As physically gifted as anyone to play the game, but also hampered with injuries and his own personal demons. The book touches on both the talent and troubles.
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H.G. Bissinger has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, the National Headliner Award, and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel for his reporting. The author has written for the television series NYPD Blue and is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He lives in Philadelphia.
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