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The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
The Last Hero A Life of Henry Aaron
Author: Howard Bryant
The first definitive biography of Henry Aaron -- baseball’s great home-run champion and one of its most enduring legends. — As the steroid controversy has increasingly tarnished baseball’s image, Hank Aaron’s achievements have come to seem all the more remarkable: the first player to pass Babe Ruth in home runs, Aaron he...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375424854
ISBN-10: 0375424857
Publication Date: 5/11/2010
Pages: 640
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Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is a great biography because it doesn't just tell the story of Aaron's life, beginning to present, it also interweaves a lot of social history which is extremely relevant to his experiences but which a lot of other biographies leave out. There's also a great chapter with an in-depth history of the Braves franchise, which is nice for Braves fans like me or anyone interested in historical baseball. Well-written and easy to read, even at over 600 pages, this is a great look at a man who overcame enormous challenges and became one of the greatest to ever play the game.