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Author Bryant, Howard, 1968-

Title The last hero : a life of Henry Aaron / Howard Bryant

Publ Info New York : Pantheon Books, [2010]
2010
Edition First edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Warwick  GV865.A25 B79 2010    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Charlotte  GV865.A25 B79 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  GV865.A25 B79 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  GV865.A25 B79 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 600 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 563-566) and index
Contents Escape -- Herbert -- Henry -- Stepin Fetchit -- Milwaukee -- Magic -- Weheimer -- Jackie -- Scripture -- Bushville -- Almost -- Legend -- Respect -- Atlanta -- Willie -- Ruth -- Mortal -- Acknowledgment -- Free -- Drift -- Cars -- 756
Note 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
LC subject Aaron, Hank, 1934-
African American baseball players -- Biography
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography
Baseball -- United States -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9780375424854
0375424857