Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy

Jane Leavy (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.98  $15.62
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
March 16, 2010
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061779008
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About the Author

JANE LEAVY is an award-winning former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy and The Last Boy: Micky Mantle and the End of America's Childhood.

Reviews

"A baseball classic; the first in-depth reporting on the life and career of the Dodger icon...a must read."--New York Daily News
"A perfect game of a book...Jane Leavy scatters the clouds of mythology to show us, after all these years, the man Koufax."--The Sporting News
"Leavy has hit it out of the park...A lot more than a biography. It's a consideration of how we create our heroes, and how this hero's self perception distinguishes him from nearly every other great athlete in living memory...a remarkably rich portrait."--Daniel Okrent, Time magazine
"Ms. Leavy has done a dizzying amount of reporting--more than 400 interviews--and Koufax doesn't just survive the scrutiny, he emerges from it larger than ever. . . Ms. Leavy humanizes her subject even as she demythologizes him. The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed...This is an absorbing book, beautifully written."--Jonathan Mahler, Wall Street Journal
"An exhaustively researched study that paints an intriguing portrait of the famously reclusive Dodger pitcher."--Sports Illustrated