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DiMag & Mick


They were the legends of the greatest team in the greatest era of the game at the greatest time in America – Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle – and it seems that forever they have been depicted as bitter enemies fighting over who was the greatest New York Yankee.


But in his brilliant new book Tony Castro, author of the best-selling Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son, reveals for the first time that the two sports legends shared a lifelong private friendship that began in 1951 – the final season of DiMaggio’s glorious career and Mantle’s sensational rookie year – amid a turbulent climate that created the public feud that, in fact, never existed.

Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son


More than any other athlete, Mickey Mantle was the American hero whose life personified the great expectations and unfulfilled dreams of the twentieth century. Hailed by Casey Stengel as the next Ruth and successor to DiMaggio, Mantle would become the first true sports icon of the television age.


In Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son, former Sports Illustrated writer Tony Castro recounts a story of fathers and sons, rebels and heroes, and a youth's rite of passage. He interviewed over 250 of Mantle's friends, teammates, lovers, acquaintances, and drinking partners, producing an explosive biography of one of the world's most fascinating sports heroes and a telling look at the American society of his time...

The Prince of South Waco


"Tony Castro's honest and powerful memoir captures the essential American story of the struggle for cultural assimilation. The very best stories are written in blood, and in Castro's finely woven personal narrative, the reader can almost feel his heart beating."

                     Bob Vickrey, contributing columnist, The Waco Tribune-Herald

"With a sense that borders on the Kafkaesque... Tony Castro has written a poignant coming-of-age book that provides startling and frequently disturbing insights into growing up Hispanic and talented in central Texas in the 1950s and 1960s..."

                    Tony Pederson, Former Executive Editor, The Houston Chronicle


Chicano Power


This 40th anniversary commemorative edition, with a new introduction, celebrates the 1974 publication by E. P. Dutton/Saturday Review Press of Chicano Power: The Emergence of Mexican America, which became a seminal work in the contemporary history of Latinos in America and required reading in the ethnic and Chicano Studies programs that were springing up in colleges and universities at the time.


Chicano Power tells the whole story of what in the 21st century has become America's largest ethnic group. It is an inside view of the Chicano movement of the 1960s and 1970s, tracing the Latino progress of disappointment, accommodation, and radicalism, concentrating particularly on the decade after historic civil rights legislation changed the direction of America. In this first thorough survey of the movement, Castro showed how Hispanics finally turned against the miserable housing, meager job opportunities and inadequate schools that have been their lot in this country and launched one of the most noticeable and most successful movements in history.

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