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

Label
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
Leigh Montville
Creator
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CNU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montville, Leigh
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.R8
LC item number
M56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruth, Babe
  • Baseball players
Label
The Big Bam : the life and times of Babe Ruth, Leigh Montville
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-374) and index
Control code
ocn133157491
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
390 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385514378
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)133157491
Label
The Big Bam : the life and times of Babe Ruth, Leigh Montville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-374) and index
Control code
ocn133157491
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
390 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385514378
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)133157491

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