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The Resource The last hero : a life of Henry Aaron, Howard Bryant

The last hero : a life of Henry Aaron, Howard Bryant

Label
The last hero : a life of Henry Aaron
Title
The last hero
Title remainder
a life of Henry Aaron
Statement of responsibility
Howard Bryant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Chronicles the baseball star's on-field achievements and explains how the dignity and determination with which Aaron stood against racism helped transform the role and significance of the professional black athlete and turn Aaron into a national icon
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2010
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
349552
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life of Henry Aaron
Label
The last hero : a life of Henry Aaron, Howard Bryant
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 563-566) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Escape -- Herbert -- Henry -- Stepin Fetchit -- Milwaukee -- Magic -- Weheimer -- Jackie -- Scripture -- Bushville -- Almost -- Legend -- Respect -- Atlanta -- Willie -- Ruth -- Mortal -- Acknowledgment -- Free -- Drift -- Cars -- 756
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 600 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375424854
Lccn
2009040573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn436030262
  • OCoLC
Label
The last hero : a life of Henry Aaron, Howard Bryant
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 563-566) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Escape -- Herbert -- Henry -- Stepin Fetchit -- Milwaukee -- Magic -- Weheimer -- Jackie -- Scripture -- Bushville -- Almost -- Legend -- Respect -- Atlanta -- Willie -- Ruth -- Mortal -- Acknowledgment -- Free -- Drift -- Cars -- 756
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 600 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375424854
Lccn
2009040573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn436030262
  • OCoLC

Library Locations

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