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The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

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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."

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 th
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Hardcover, 640 pages
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Harper
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Bob
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Overall, Just An Average Book!

Having enjoyed Jane Leavy's biographies of Mickey Mantle and Sandy Koufax, plus being a fan of Babe Ruth, I was expecting her newest book to be a "home run" for me.

Unfortunately, my overall opinion of The Big Fella is that it is just an average read and one that, unlike my experience with Leavy's previous books, I found to be very easy to put down -- and not pick up again -- for fairly long stretches of time. This stems mainly from my opinion that Leavy tried to inc
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Jane Leavy is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Last Boy, Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy and the comic novel Squeeze Play, which Entertainment Weekly called “the best novel ever written about baseball.” Her latest book is The Big Fella. She was a staff writer at The Washington Post from 1979 to1988, first in the sports section, then writing for the style section. She covered basebal ...more
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