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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Jane Leavy
What better time, here in the midst of this glorious Natitudinal season of 2012, to read a book about the dreaded New York Yankees? Our team has done well, so we can afford to be large-hearted and give them their due. And what a due it is, historically speaking. Let's be honest: No team in the annals of baseball has as storied a history as the New York Yankees.
"He was multidimensional and far more complicated than the hagiographic biographies I read in school or the dark stories about him being a womanizer and an offensive drunk," she says. "No one is one way or another. The fact he was horrible to his wife doesn't invalidate his skill. So the task became why he treated people the way he did. And that's the biographer's job."
Jane Leavy, author of a well-regarded biography of Mickey Mantle, said she had a hard time starting the book because of her childhood worship for the New York Yankees star.