I Had A Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story by Hank AaronI Had A Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story by Hank Aaron

I Had A Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story

byHank Aaron

Paperback | June 12, 2007

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The man who shattered Babe Ruth's lifetime home run record, Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron left his indelible mark on professional baseball and the world. But the world also left its mark on him.

I Had a Hammer is much more than the intimate autobiography of one of the greatest names in pro sports—it is a fascinating social history of twentieth-century America. With courage and candor, Aaron recalls his struggles and triumphs in an atmosphere of virulent racism. He relives the breathtaking moment when, in the heat of hatred and controversy, he hit his 715th home run to break Ruth's cherished record—an accomplishment for which Aaron received more than 900,000 letters, many of them vicious and racially charged. And his story continues through the remainder of his milestone-setting, barrier-smashing career as a player and, later, Atlanta Braves executive—offering an eye-opening and unforgettable portrait of an incomparable athlete, his sport, his epoch, and his world.

Lonnie Wheeler was born in 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from the University of Missouri, he worked for several newspapers including the Anderson Independent in South Carolina, the Clarion Ledger in Mississippi, and the Cincinnati Enquirer. He eventually transitioned into magazine work and writing books. His fist two bo...
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Title:I Had A Hammer: The Hank Aaron StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:June 12, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061373605

ISBN - 13:9780061373602

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