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- DescriptionNational Bestseller He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambi. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. 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 <i>was </i>this large, loud, enigmatic man? Why is so little kwn about his childhood, his private life, and his inner thoughts? In <i>The Big Bam</i>, Leigh Montville, whose recent <i>New York Times</i> 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. From the award-winning author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Ted Williams</i> 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. Based on newly discovered documents and interviews--including pages from Ruth's personal scrapbooks --<i>The Big Bam</i> 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.
- Author BiographyThree-time <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author <b>Leigh Montville </b>is a former columnist at the <i>Boston Globe </i>and former senior writer at <i>Sports Illustrated</i>. He is the author of <i>The Mysterious Montague</i>, <i>The Big Bam</i>, <i>Ted Williams</i>, <i>At the Altar of Speed</i>, <i>Manute</i>, and <i>Why Not Us? </i>He lives in Boston.
- Author(s)Leigh Montville
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication15/07/2007
- SubjectGeneral Sport & Fitness Training
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBroadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight367 g
- Width141 mm
- Height207 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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