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'An American literary stylistic masterpiece… Tony Castro paints Mickey Mantle with the pinstripe magic of Garcia Marquez phantasmagoria and realism...' — Tom Wolfe

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Tony Castro

TONY CASTRO is a Harvard and Baylor University-educated historian and bestselling author of several books, including the landmark civil rights history Chicano Power: The Emergence of Mexican America, which Publishers Weekly acclaimed as “brilliant… a valuable contribution to the understanding of our time.”


Tony's newest book, Mantle: The Best There Ever Was, will be released May 22, 2019, by Rowman & LIttlefield. It completes his Mickey Mantle Trilogy that includes Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son and DiMag & Mick: Sibling Rivals, Yankee Blood Brothers.


He is also the author of critically recognized biographies of Ernest Hemingway,Hemingway and The Lost Generation (Lyons Press), and of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, Gehrig & The Babe: The Friendship and The Feud (Triumph Books).


He is currently working on a biography of Napoleon Bonaparte.


The New York Times hailed Tony's Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son as the definitive biography of the baseball icon.


As a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Tony studied under Homeric scholar and translator Robert Fitzgerald, Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz, and French history scholars Laurence Wylie and Stanley Hoffman.


Tony lives in Los Angeles with his wife Renee LaSalle and Jeter, their black Labrador retriever. Their two grown sons, Trey and Ryan, also reside in Southern California.


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