"The Mick" is one of the most prolific writers of this age, as he is the author of more than 40 books. He has written best-selling biographies of Dan Rather, Mickey Mantle, Howard Cosell, Gene Autry, Nolan Ryan, Bette Davis, Gene Tierney and the late Sen. Prescott Bush, the father and grandfather of two U.S. presidents. Mickey's work appears in many anthologies, including a collection of 50 writers that includes James Michener, John Updike and Norman Mailer. He has received the National Headliners Award for excellence in sports writing. At 26, Mickey was the youngest sports editor of a major newspaper in the country. A former Marine and a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Houston, he was inducted into the City of Houston's Hall of Fame in 1984. His career has ranged across the sports world. He is a former executive with the American Football League, a New York Magazine editor, an original partner with the Houston Rockets, and one of the owners of the 1986 Breeders Cup Classic champion, Skywalker. Herskowitz was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.