Best Of Kansas City: Bo Jackson

An all-time fave of this blog and many of our readers . . . Thanks to the BEST & BRIGHTEST reader we find a book with a local connection that might make a good holiday gift.

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The New York Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman chronicles the renowned player's humble beginnings, remarkable athleticism, ludicrous stories and now quiet presence in his new book "The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson."

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Why this author calls Bo Jackson 'the last folk hero'

In the Kansas City area, Bo Jackson stands as a household name. The multi-sports athlete played for the Kansas City Royals from 1986-1990 and the Los Angeles Raiders from 1987-1990. During those years, the legend of Jackson grew to Paul Bunyan-like proportions.