Neil Lanctot's biography of Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella -- filled with surprises -- is the first life of the Dodger great in decades and the most authoritative ever published.

Based on interviews with dozens of people who knew Campanella and diligent research into contemporary sources, Campy offers a three-dimensional portrait of this gifted athlete and remarkable man whose second life after baseball would prove as illustrious and courageous as his first.

Neil Lanctot is a historian who has written extensively about baseball. His book Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution was widely praised and won the SABR Seymour Medal for the best book of baseball history or biography.

Celebrate Campy with a wonderful podcast featuring expert author Neil Lanctot.

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