The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron by Howard Bryant

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Bryant provides us with the definitive biography of Hall-of-Famer, Henry Aaron. His professional baseball career spanned the years 1954-1976. Hank Aaron started out with the Milwaukee Braves, moved to Atlanta, and ended up with his curtain call as the designated hitter for the Milwaukee Brewers. The man who broke Babe Ruth's home run record, was known for his durability and his amazingly strong wrists. As the records of the modern day greats, such as Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez, become tainted, the amazing achievements of this retired superstar are becoming all the more remarkable. Looking at his family life and community involvement, we see a man who stood against racism, and helped to promote the image of the black athlete with dignity and determination. A must read for baseball fans of every generation. Check catalog for availability.

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