This definitive biography of Henry (Hank) Aaronâ€”one of baseball's immortal figuresâ€”is a revelatory portrait of a complicated, private man who through sports became an enduring American icon.
â€śBeautifully written and culturally important.â€ť â€”The Washington Post
â€śThe epic baseball tale of the second half of the 20th century.â€ť â€”Atlanta Journal Constitution
After his retirement in 1976, Aaronâ€™s reputation only grew in magnitude. But his influence extended beyond statistics. Based on meticulous research and extensive interviews The Last Hero reveals how Aaron navigated the upheavals of his timeâ€”fighting against racism while at the same time benefiting from racial progressâ€”and how he achieved his goal of continuing Jackie Robinsonâ€™s mission to obtain full equality for African Americans, both in baseball and society, while he lived uncomfortably in the public eye.