The Last Boy
Nov 23, 2011 — Biographer Jane Leavy strips baseball hero Mickey Mantle of his glamour, while basketball coach Roy Williams looks back on his career, and filmmaker Sam Irvin celebrates the resilient gleam of performer and writer Kay Thompson. Also, C.J. Chivers explores the AK-47 and its impact on warfare.
Nov 24, 2010 — Mickey Mantle was everything Jane Leavy remembered when she met him. He was the Hall of Fame Yankee, with unmet potential; the great competitor, with a smile as wide as Oklahoma. But Mantle was human, and fought his own demons. Leavy tells Mantle's story, the story of her hero, in The Last Boy..