The Big Bam

The Big Bam

The Life and Times of Babe Ruth

Book - 2006
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Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2006
ISBN: 9780385514378
Branch Call Number: BIO Ruth
Characteristics: 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations
Alternative Title: Life and times of Babe Ruth


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Mar 04, 2019

Didn't care for this. Stopped reading after 100+ pages. The author devotes way too many words to all the things that are NOT known about Ruth. Also, and unfortunately, Ruth was a really boorish fellow. Yes, he had a rough childhood and, probably, some innate flaws, but it gets hard to read a substantial biography about someone who is not more likable or sympathetic. There are better ways to study the game, the times, and the juxtaposition of vulgarity and celebrity.

IBIDPAUL May 03, 2011

Did Babe call his shot in the 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field? Monteville has written a lively account of one of the greatest and most unconventional ballplayers.

Jul 15, 2009

This is an amazing book for anyone who loves the game of baseball. This book is very well written and allows for the reader to believe or not believe the many questions, myths, legends and rumors surrounding the most charismatic Sports Figure perhaps of all time...Babe Ruth.


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