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The last hero : a life of Henry Aaron

Author: Howard Bryant
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In "The Last Hero", Bryant 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. Bryant also examines Aaron's more complex second act: his quest to become an important voice beyond the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bryant, Howard, 1968-
Last hero.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2010
(DLC) 2009040573
(OCoLC)436030262
Named Person: Hank Aaron; Hank Aaron
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Bryant
ISBN: 9780307379245 0307379248
OCLC Number: 668228637
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 600 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Escape --
Herbert --
Henry --
Stepin Fetchit --
Milwaukee --
pt. 2. Magic --
Wehmeier --
Jackie --
Scripture --
Bushville --
Almost --
pt. 3. Legend --
Respect --
Atlanta --
Willie --
Ruth --
Mortal --
Acknowledgment --
pt. 4. Free --
Drift --
Cars --
756.
Responsibility: Howard Bryant.

Abstract:

In "The Last Hero", Bryant 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. Bryant also examines Aaron's more complex second act: his quest to become an important voice beyond the ball field

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