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"Seldom does a sports biography -- especially a page-turner -- so comprehensively explain the forces that made an icon the way they are." — Sports Illustrated

"I’ve been saying this for years: Rickey wasn’t just great. That doesn’t say enough for me. He’s one of the top 10 to 12 players of all time. That’s how good Rickey was." — Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson

"Bryant’s vivid and extensive account, written with access to Henderson and his wife, Pamela, shines a light on this unique and charismatic legend." — Washington Post

"Thanks to Howard Bryant’s new biography, we can peel back a few of those inscrutable layers and find the man beneath the swagger…. Bryant does some of his best work along the fault line of race and culture, an area he covers well in most of his writing…. Henderson ultimately had the last laugh: Today he’s seen as an all-time great. Bryant’s book shows how he got there, and the hits he had to take along the way." — San Francisco Chronicle

"[Bryant] lays out the player’s coming-of-age in the cauldron of racism, athletic talent, and Black self-expression that was 1960s Oakland; Henderson’s once-in-a-generation gifts; and his role on the nine teams—notably the Oakland A’s and the New York Yankees—for whom he played over his 25-year career. A worthy addition to the sports collection, like almost any book by this author." — Booklist

“A solid and comprehensive take on the life and career of Rickey Henderson…. The book most succeeds in its rich historical context, underscoring Rickey’s outsize influence in a new vanguard of ‘great Black talents’ that shook up the hallowed white halls of baseball. The result is an indelible account of a one-of-a-kind player and personality.” — Publishers Weekly

"Satisfying… a readable, appropriately fast-moving portrait of a baseball giant." — Kirkus Reviews

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HOWARD BRYANT is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine and appears regularly on ESPN programming, including SportsCenter and Outside the Lines. He has been the sports correspondent for NPR’s Weekend Edition since 2006 and is twice the winner of the Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book of the Year. He is the New York Times best-selling author of The Last Hero, Juicing the Game,Shut Out,The Heritage, and Full Dissidence. He served as guest editor of the 2017 edition of The Best American Sports Writing. His biography of Hank Aaron, The Last Hero, was named by Dwight Garner as “One of the Ten Best Books of the Year” in the New York Times.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariner Books (June 13, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0063268663
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0063268661
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.11 pounds
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Howard Bryant is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine. He has also served as the sports correspondent for National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday since 2006.

Prior to joining ESPN in 2007, Mr. Bryant spent the previous two years at The Washington Post. He has worked at the Boston Herald, The Bergen Record, The San Jose Mercury News and The Oakland Tribune.

A native of Boston, Mr. Bryant is the author of three books: Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston, Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball and The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron.

He has also contributed to five other books: Thinking Black: Some of the Nation's Best Black Columnists Speak Their Mind (1995), Red Sox Century, Yankees Century, The Dodgers and The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston.

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