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Harper Perennial

Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

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Title: Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created
Author: Leavy, Jane
ISBN: 9780062380234
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 2019
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New
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Biography 1208932

Publisher Description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth--the man Roger Angell dubbed the model for modern celebrity.

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR:

The Boston Globe Publishers Weekly Kirkus Newsweek The Philadelphia Inquirer The Progressive

Winner of the 2019 SABR Seymour Medal Finalist for the PEN/ESPN Literary Sports Writing Award Longlisted for Spitball Magazine's Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year Finalist for the NBCC Award for Biography

"Leavy's newest masterpiece.... A major work of American history by an author with a flair for mesmerizing story-telling." --Forbes

He lived in the present tense--in the camera's lens. There was no frame he couldn't or wouldn't fill. He swung the heaviest bat, earned the most money, and incurred the biggest fines. Like all the new-fangled gadgets then flooding the marketplace--radios, automatic clothes washers, Brownie cameras, microphones and loudspeakers--Babe Ruth made impossible events happen. Aided by his crucial partnership with Christy Walsh--business manager, spin doctor, damage control wizard, and surrogate father, all stuffed into one tightly buttoned double-breasted suit--Ruth drafted the blueprint for modern athletic stardom.

His was a life of journeys and itineraries--from uncouth to couth, spartan to spendthrift, abandoned to abandon; from Baltimore to Boston to New York, and back to Boston at the end of his career for a finale with the only team that would have him. There were road trips and hunting trips; grand tours of foreign capitals and post-season promotional to