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The Real Hank Aaron
The Real Hank Aaron

The Real Hank Aaron

An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King
By Terence Moore

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272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

ISBN 9781629379883

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (May 2022)

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Overview

A heartfelt portrait of Hank Aaron, featuring nearly 40 years of stories plus never-before-told insights from the home run king When journalist Terence Moore was 12 years old, he treasured his poster of Henry Aaron. Years later, Aaron would sign it for him: "Best wishes to Terry." Later still, Moore would be named an honorary pall bearer at the home run king's funeral, staying up late into the night with Aaron's widow, Billye, to get the obituary just right for the program. Friends and family knew Aaron as quick-witted, hilarious, and fiercely opinionated beyond what was shown in public. With the encouragement of Aaron's family, Moore now shares this intimate perspective on the baseball legend, the culmination of decades of friendship and correspondence. The Real Hank Aaron captures the icon's contagious laugh and pointed views, from the depth of his admiration for Jackie Robinson to his true thoughts on Barry Bonds and the steroid era. Also featuring Aaron's views on race, politics, media, and sports fandom, this is a charming and illuminating glimpse at the man outside the spotlight.

Author Biography

Terence Moore is a sports journalist who spent 25 years with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In addition to his appearances on national and local television, he has written for outlets including Forbes, the San Francisco Examiner, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and MLB.com. Moore teaches journalism at Miami University, his alma mater.

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Past Events


Jun
02
The Real Hank Aaron ›
Atlanta, GA
7:00pm
Join author Terence Moore for a discussion of his book, 'The Real Hank Aaron,' at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, GA.<br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3wHdxln
May
31
The Real Hank Aaron ›
Lawrenceville, GA
5:00pm
Join author Terence Moore for a signing of his book, 'The Real Hank Aaron,' at Books-A-Million in Lawrenceville, GA.<br />
May
24
The Real Hank Aaron ›
Atlanta, GA
7:00pm
Join author Terence Moore for a signing of his book, 'The Real Hank Aaron,' at Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta, GA, hosted by A Capella Books.<br />
May
21
The Real Hank Aaron ›
Atlanta, GA
1:00pm
Join author Terence Moore for a signing of his new book, 'The Real Hank Aaron,' at Posman Books in Atlanta, GA<br />

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The Real Hank Aaron: An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King

By Terence Moore / Foreword by Dusty Baker

Contact: Scott King, IPG, 312-568-5423, sking@ipgbook.com

 

When journalist Terence Moore was 12 years old, he treasured his poster of Henry Aaron. Years later, Aaron would sign it for him: "Best wishes to Terry." Later still, Moore would be named an honorary pall bearer at the home run king's funeral, staying up late into the night with Aaron's widow, Billye, to get the obituary just right for the program.


Friends and family knew Aaron as quick-witted, hilarious, and fiercely opinionated beyond what was shown in public. With the encouragement of Aaron's family, Moore now shares this intimate perspective on the baseball legend that was shaped through the culmination of decades of friendship and correspondence. The Real Hank Aaron: An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King captures the icon's contagious laugh and pointed views including:

 

  • The depth of his admiration for Jackie Robinson
  • His true thoughts on Barry Bonds and the steroid era
  • Babe Ruth was overrated since white Major League Baseball stars prior to April 15, 1947 (when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier) never played against the highly-gifted African American players of the Negro Leagues and elsewhere

 

The Real Hank Aaron is a heartfelt portrait of the unrivaled baseball legend, featuring nearly 40 years of stories plus never-before-told insights from the home run king. This is charming and illuminating glimpse at the man outside the spotlight also features Aaron's views on race, politics, media, and sports fandom.

 

About The Author:

Terence Moore is a sports journalist who spent 25 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In addition to his appearances on national and local television, he has written for outlets including Forbes, The San Francisco Examiner, The Cincinnati Enquirer, and MLB.com. Moore teaches journalism at Miami University, his alma mater.

 

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