Tucson Festival of Books

Baseball's Myths and Characters


Baseball's enduring hold on the American psyche is partly due to its many wonderful characters and the myths tied to the game. In this session, moderator Pat Darcy -- a former major league pitcher -- will chat with three authors who have written extensively and well about some of the most game's most interesting players; two of them being Rickey Henderson and Bo Jackson.


Panelists
Howard Bryant

Howard Bryant is the award-winning author of nine books, including "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron, Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power, and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball" and most recently "Rickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original....

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Tyler Kepner

Tyler Kepner is the author of the New York Times bestseller "K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches." His most recent book is "The Grandest Stage: A History of the World Series." He has covered every World Series game of the last two decades for The New York Times....

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Jeff Pearlman

Jeff Pearlman is the New York Times bestselling of 10 books. He's a former Sports Illustrated senior writer, a former ESPN columnist, former Athletic columnist and former food and fashion writer for the Tennessean....

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Books:
Rickey
The Life and Legend of an American Original
Howard Bryant
Sports
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
June 2022
ISBN 9780358047315
448 pages
$28.99
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The Grandest Stage
A History of the World Series
Tyler Kepner
Sports
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
October 2022
ISBN 9780385546256
336 pages
$30.00
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The Last Folk Hero
The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson
Jeff Pearlman
Sports
HarperCollins Publishers
October 2022
ISBN 9780358437673
480 pages
$29.99
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