Author Event at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

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  • Date/Time:
    • Monday April 2, 2018 - Tuesday April 3, 2018
      7:00 pm - 8:59 pm
  • Location: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
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Summary Sentence: On Monday, April 2, Georgia Tech History Professor Johnny Smith will discuss his new book, A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle, at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

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On Monday, April 2, Georgia Tech History Professor Johnny Smith will discuss his new book, A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle, at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.  The event will take place in the Museum Theater and begins at 7:00.  Smith will sign copies of his book after his talk.  

In A Season in the Sun, historians Johnny Smith and Randy Roberts trace the defining moment of Mickey Mantle’s legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time. Taking us from the action on the diamond to Mantle’s off-the-field exploits, Smith and Roberts depict Mantle not as an ideal role model or a bitter alcoholic, but a complex man whose faults were smoothed over by sportswriters eager to keep the truth about sports heroes at bay. An incisive portrait of an American icon, A Season in the Sun is an essential work for baseball fans and anyone interested in the 1950s. 

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In Campus Calendar
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_School of History and Sociology Student Blog, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of History and Sociology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
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HSOC Blog, faculty
Status
  • Created By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Feb 13, 2018 - 11:36am
  • Last Updated: Feb 16, 2018 - 8:46am