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The Big Bam : the life and times of Babe Ruth

Author: Leigh Montville
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Babe Ruth was more than baseball's original superstar. For 85 years, he has remained the sport's reigning titan. He has been named Athlete of the Century more than once. But who was this large, loud, enigmatic man? Why is so little known about his childhood, his private life, and his inner thoughts? Based on newly discovered documents and interviews--including pages from Ruth's personal scrapbooks--this book traces  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Montville, Leigh.
Big Bam.
New York : Doubleday, c2006
(OCoLC)647620773
Named Person: Babe Ruth
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Montville
ISBN: 0385514379 9780385514378
OCLC Number: 63705901
Description: 390 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Leigh Montville.
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Babe Ruth was more than baseball's original superstar. For 85 years, he has remained the sport's reigning titan. He has been named Athlete of the Century more than once. But who was this large, loud, enigmatic man? Why is so little known about his childhood, his private life, and his inner thoughts? Based on newly discovered documents and interviews--including pages from Ruth's personal scrapbooks--this book traces Ruth's life from his bleak childhood in Baltimore to his brash entrance into professional baseball, from Boston to New York and into the record books as the world's most explosive slugger and cultural luminary. Sports biographer Montville explores every aspect of the man, paying particular attention to the myths that have always surrounded him. At a time when modern baseball is grappling with assorted controversies, this book brings back the pure glory days of the game.--From publisher description.

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