Tony Castro, whose Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son the New York Times called the definitive biography of the baseball icon, is the author of several books, including the 2016 release DiMag & Mick: Sibling Rivals, Yankee Blood Brothers (Lyons Press) and the forthcoming Looking for Hemingway: Spain, The Bullfights & A Final Rite of Passage (Lyons Press, November 16, 2016).
Tony is also the author of the landmark civil rights history Chicano Power: The Emergence of Mexican America, which Publishers Weekly called “brilliant… a valuable contribution to the understanding of our time.” Chicano Power has been re-issued in a special 40th anniversary edition.
Castro was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University where he did graduate work on American Studies and comparative literature — studying under Homeric scholar and translator Robert Fitzgerald and Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz. He is currently working on a biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
He is also a popular public speaker known for his wit and humor.
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.