I have read a number of Stan Musial biographies in the past and no matter how many of them I encounter, I learn new information each time.
So it was, when only recently I became aware of Stan Musial: A Biography (part of the Baseball’s All-Time Greatest Hitters series). Author Joseph Stanton actually penned his book in the mid-2000s, but his publisher aimed the book at the library market, rather than bookstores.
As a result, I had missed it the first time around, but am glad I discovered it now.
In just 164 pages, Stanton tells Musial’s life story in a detailed, yet fast-moving and entertaining pace. As one would expect from a Ph.D., this well-researched endeavor is fully footnoted with a detailed bibliography, yet avoids the heavy tone of a scholarly work.
In the following 25-minute exclusive interview, the author discusses his long-time interest in Musial and offers a series of remembrances of the late Cardinals star as covered in the book.
Link to audio: Joseph Stanton with Brian Walton on Stan Musial: A Biography
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