MARIS & MANTLE
THE M&M BOYS: A PROFILE IN CIVILITY is how presidential historian Michael Beschloss described them more than half a century later, harkening back to a golden age in baseball and America that Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle helped define every bit as much as John F. Kennedy.
MARIS & MANTLE: Two Yankees, Immortality and the Age of Camelot is the first, epic and true story of the Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle friendship forever intertwined in baseball history thanks to the unforgettable 1961 season, when the two Yankee icons spurred each other to new heights in pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record. History has largely overlooked the bond between the two men not as titans of their sport, but as people.
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Nobody writes better about Mickey Mantle than Tony Castro. Nobody.
Tony Castro paints Mickey Mantle with the pinstripe magic of García Márquez phantasmagoria and realism...
Brilliant... a valuable contribution to the understanding of our time..
Author Tony Castro
A native Texan educated at Baylor and Harvard, Tony Castro is an American historian and bestselling author of eight books. They include the landmark 1974 civil rights history Chicano Power, the 2016 literary biography Looking for Hemingway, and the Mickey Mantle biographical quadrilogy. He was a national correspondent for the Washington Post, a columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. Tony and his wife Renee LaSalle live in Los Angeles. He is currently working on a biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. To read a Q&A with the author about the writing of Maris & Mantle, click here.