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The last hero : a life of Henry Aaron

Author: Howard Bryant
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Henry Aaron's reputation has only grown in magnitude: he broke existing records (RBIs, total bases, extra-base hits) and set new ones (hitting at least thirty home runs per season fifteen times, becoming the first player in history to hammer five hundred home runs and three thousand hits). In this biography the author chronicles Aaron's childhood in segregated Alabama, his brief stardom in the Negro Leagues, his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Hank Aaron; Hank Aaron
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Bryant
ISBN: 9780375424854 0375424857
OCLC Number: 436030262
Description: xvi, 600 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Escape: Herbert ; Henry ; Stepin Fetchit ; Milwaukee. --
Magic: Wehmeier ; Jackie ; Scripture ; Bushville ; Almost. --
Legend: Respect ; Atlanta ; Willie ; Ruth ; Mortal ; Acknowledgment. --
Free: Drift ; Cars ; 756.
Responsibility: Howard Bryant.

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Henry Aaron's reputation has only grown in magnitude: he broke existing records (RBIs, total bases, extra-base hits) and set new ones (hitting at least thirty home runs per season fifteen times, becoming the first player in history to hammer five hundred home runs and three thousand hits). In this biography the author chronicles Aaron's childhood in segregated Alabama, his brief stardom in the Negro Leagues, his complicated relationship with celebrity, and his historic rivalry with Willie Mays, all culminating in the defining event of his life: his shattering of Babe Ruth's all-time home-run record. The author also examines Aaron's more complex second act: his quest to become an important voice beyond the ball field when his playing days had ended. He reveals how Aaron navigated the upheavals of his time, fighting against racism while at the same time benefiting from racial progress, and how he achieved his goal of continuing Jackie Robinson's mission to obtain full equality for African-Americans, both in baseball and society, while he lived uncomfortably in the public spotlight. Detailed and penetrating, this is a revelatory portrait of a complicated, private man who through sports became an enduring American icon and one of baseball's immortal figures.

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