The Big Bam
The Life and Times of Babe RuthBook - 2006
Babe Ruth was baseball's original superstar, and for more than eighty-five years he has remained the sport's reigning titan. Now Leigh Montville, whose recent New York Times bestselling biography of Ted Williams garnered glowing reviews, brings his unerring touch to this intimate, revelatory portrait of the Babe. Based on newly discovered documents and interviews--including thousands of pages of Ruth's personal scrapbooks --THE BIG BAM traces Ruth's life from his childhood in an orphanage to his brash entrance into professional baseball, from Boston to New York and into the record books as the world's most explosive slugger. Montville explores every aspect of the man and the myths, giving readers an insider's perspective on Ruth's larger-than-life personality and making it clear why his legend looms as large as ever. At a time when baseball is being shaken by controversy and scandal, THE BIG BAM brings back the glory days of baseball and brilliantly illuminates its most legendary--and truly remarkable--hero.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c2006
Edition: 1st ed. --
Branch Call Number: 796.357092 Ruth-M 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 390 p. :,ill