Monday, Apr 02, 2018 7:00 PM
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
441 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Atlanta writer Johnny Smith brings us the tale of Mickey Mantle's 1956 season. At The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Mr. Smith discusses and signs copies of Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle.
This event is free and open to the public.
A Cappella Books is the official bookseller for this event.
If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy below.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season
Mickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, capable of hitting a baseball harder and farther than any other player in history. He was also the perfect idol for postwar America, a wholesome hero from the heartland.
In A Season in the Sun, acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining moment of Mantle's legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time. Taking us from the action on the diamond to Mantle's off-the-field exploits, Roberts and Smith depict Mantle not as an ideal role model or a bitter alcoholic, but a complex man whose faults were smoothed over by sportswriters eager to keep the truth about sports heroes at bay. An incisive portrait of an American icon, A Season in the Sun is an essential work for baseball fans and anyone interested in the 1950s.