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The last hero [electronic resource] : a life of Henry Aaron / Howard Bryant.

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  • ISBN: 9780307379245 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 0307379248 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 600 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2010.

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General Note:
Description based on print version record.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 563-566) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Aaron, Hank, 1934-
African American baseball players > Biography.
Baseball players > United States > Biography.
Baseball > United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: Electronic books.

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