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Author Leavy, Jane, author.

Title The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created / Jane Leavy.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  796.357 LEA    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Biography - CHVY-11  B RUTH    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  B RUTH    AVAILABLE
 Cortland Comm Lib Adult Biography - COLY-12  BIO RUT    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Biography - DKLY-12  B RUT    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  921 RUT    AVAILABLE
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Non Fiction - FRPY-12  796.357 RUT    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Biography - FPLY-13  B RUTH "BABE"    AVAILABLE
 Genoa PL Stacks - GELY-11  BIO RUTH    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description xxx, 620 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 582-591) and index.
Summary 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 tours, not to mention those 714 trips around the bases. After hitting his 60th home run in September 1927--a total that would not be exceeded until 1961, when Roger Maris did it with the aid of the extended modern season--he embarked on the mother of all barnstorming tours, a three-week victory lap across America, accompanied by Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig. Walsh called the tour a "Symphony of Swat." The Omaha World Herald called it "the biggest show since Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, and seven other associated circuses offered their entire performance under one tent." In The Big Fella, acclaimed biographer Jane Leavy recreates that 21-day circus and in so doing captures the romp and the pathos that defined Ruth's life and times. Drawing from more than 250 interviews, a trove of previously untapped documents, and Ruth family records, Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man.
Contents Introduction -- Prologue: June 13, 1902, Baltimore -- October 10, Providence -- October 10, aboard the New York Central to Manhattan -- October 11, Trenton -- October 12, Cityline -- October 13, Asbury Park -- October 13-14, aboard the Manhattan Limited to Lima -- October 15, Kansas City, Missouri -- October 16, Omaha -- October 17, aboard the Rock Island Line to Des Moines -- October 18, Sioux City -- October 19, Denver -- October 21-22, Bay area -- October 23, Bay area II -- October 25, Marysville -- October 26, San Jose -- October 28, San Diego -- October 29, Fresno -- October 30, Los Angeles -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: The power of the man -- Appendix 2: The Babe's portfolio.
Subject Ruth, Babe, 1895-1948.
Ruth, Babe, 1895-1948.
Ruth, Babe, 1895-1948. (OCoLC)fst00046871
Outfielders (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- History.
Baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00828007
Outfielders (Baseball) (OCoLC)fst01763106
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Title Big fellow
ISBN 9780062380227 (hardcover)
0062380222 (hardcover)

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