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The Big Bam : the life and times of Babe Ruth, by Leigh Montville

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The Big Bam : the life and times of Babe Ruth
Title
The Big Bam
Title remainder
the life and times of Babe Ruth
Statement of responsibility
by Leigh Montville
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A revelatory portrait of the legendary slugger draws on interviews, recently discovered documents, and Ruth's personal scrapbooks to trace Ruth's life from his childhood in an orphanage to his rise to the heights of major league baseball, documenting the athlete's larger-than-life personallity and extraordinary accomplishments on the field
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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196647
Cataloging source
DLC
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Montville, Leigh
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Ruth, Babe
  • Baseball players
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
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the life and times of Babe Ruth
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The Big Bam : the life and times of Babe Ruth, by Leigh Montville
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
598091
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
656 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739326411
Lccn
2006007189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780739326411
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780739326411
Label
The Big Bam : the life and times of Babe Ruth, by Leigh Montville
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
598091
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
656 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739326411
Lccn
2006007189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780739326411
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780739326411

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