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Inhaltsangabe: He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. From the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Ted Williams comes the thoroughly original, definitively ambitious, and exhilaratingly colorful biography of the largest legend ever to loom in baseball—and in the history of organized sports.
“[Montville is] one of America’s best sportswriters.” —Chicago Tribune
Babe Ruth was more than baseball’s original superstar. For eighty-five 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? In The Big Bam, Leigh Montville, whose recent New York Times bestselling biography of Ted Williams garnered glowing reviews and offered an exceptionally intimate look at Williams’s life, brings his trademark touch to this groundbreaking, revelatory portrait of the Babe.
Based on newly discovered documents and interviews—including pages from Ruth’s personal scrapbooks —The Big Bam 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. Montville explores every aspect of the man, paying particular attention to the myths that have always surrounded him. Did he really hit the “called shot” homer in the 1932 World Series? Were his home runs really “the farthest balls ever hit” in countless ballparks around the country? Was he really part black—making him the first African American professional baseball superstar? And was Ruth the high-octane, womanizing, heavy-drinking “fatso” of legend . . . or just a boyish, rudderless quasi-orphan who did, in fact, take his training and personal conditioning quite seriously?
At a time when modern baseball is grappling with hyper-inflated salaries, free agency, and assorted controversies, The Big Bam brings back the pure glory days of the game. Leigh Montville operates at the peak of his abilities, exploring Babe Ruth in a way that intimately, and poignantly, illuminates a most remarkable figure.
About the Author: LEIGH MONTVILLE, a former columnist at the Boston Globe and former senior writer at Sports Illustrated, is the author of the bestselling Ted Williams, At the Altar of Speed, Manute,and Why Not Us? He lives in Boston.
Titel: The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth...
Verlag: Random House Large Print
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Buchbeschreibung Random House Large Print. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2814119307
Buchbeschreibung Random House Large Print, 2006. Buchzustand: Fair. Lrg. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP83409597
Buchbeschreibung Random House Large Print, 2006. Buchzustand: Good. Lrg. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP70396972
Buchbeschreibung Random House Large Print, 2006. Buchzustand: Good. Lrg. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95689670
Buchbeschreibung Random House Large Print, 2006. Buchzustand: Very Good. Lrg. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP2805839
Buchbeschreibung Random House Large Print. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0739326414 Very Good Condition. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0739326414Z2
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Buchbeschreibung Random House Large Print, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020739326414
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth (Random House Large Print). Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU0421526