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The Last Icon

Tom Seaver and His Times

eBook - 2011
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"This book tells the complete, unvarnished story of the great Tom Seaver, that rarest of all American heroes, the New York Sports Icon. In a city that produces not mere mortals but sports gods, Seaver represented the last of a breed and he stayed at the top for twenty years. Here is Tom Terrific of the Amazin' Mets, worthy of a place alongside DiMaggio, Ruth, Mantle, and Namath in the pantheon of New York idols"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Lanham, Md : Taylor Trade, 2011.
ISBN: 9781589796614
1589796616
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 288 p.)
Summary: "This book tells the complete, unvarnished story of the great Tom Seaver, that rarest of all American heroes, the New York Sports Icon. In a city that produces not mere mortals but sports gods, Seaver represented the last of a breed and he stayed at the top for twenty years. Here is Tom Terrific of the Amazin' Mets, worthy of a place alongside DiMaggio, Ruth, Mantle, and Namath in the pantheon of New York idols"-- Provided by publisher.

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May 28, 2016

This book was pretty laughable at times. The author was clearly a huge fan of Seaver, and didn't even try to be objective. Anyone who was not Seaver, or didn't do things Seaver did, or got to do things that Seaver didn't, was promptly dumped upon. I'd say to skip it.

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