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TONY CASTRO, whose Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son The New York Times called the best biography of the baseball Hall of Fame legend, is the author of the forthcoming books DiMag & Mick: Sibling Rivals, Yankee Blood Brothers (Taylor Trade, 2016) and Looking for Hemingway And The Lost Generation (Lyons Press). 

He is also the author of The Prince of South Waco: American Dreams and Great Expectations, a coming of age memoir about growing up in Texas in the 1950s and 1960s, and the critically acclaimed civil rights history 

Chicano Power: The Emergence of Mexican America (E.P. Dutton), which Publishers Weekly hailed as "brilliant... a valuable contribution to the understanding of our time. " 


A graduate of Baylor University, Castro is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard where he studied under Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz and classics scholar Robert Fitzgerald.


He has written for The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Sports Illustrated and The Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

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