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The Resource The Big Fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created, Jane Leavy

The Big Fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created, Jane Leavy

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The Big Fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created
Title
The Big Fella
Title remainder
Babe Ruth and the world he created
Statement of responsibility
Jane Leavy
Title variation
Big fellow
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Summary
A portrait of Babe Ruth and his partnership with business manager Christy Walsh traces how their strategies, achievements and notoriety established a blueprint for modern athletic stardom
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10732726
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DLC
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Leavy, Jane
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.R8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Ruth, Babe
  • Baseball players
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
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Babe Ruth and the world he created
Label
The Big Fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created, Jane Leavy
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=246&titleID=3759231
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Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1927 Barnstorming Tour -- Introduction -- Prologue: June 13, 1902, St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys -- Oct. 10: Providence -- Oct. 10: Aboard the New York Central -- Oct. 11: Trenton -- Oct. 12: Cityline -- Oct. 13: Asbury Park -- Oct. 13-14: Aboard the Manhattan Limited/Lima -- Oct. 15: Kansas City, Missouri -- Oct. 16: Omaha, Nebraska -- Oct. 17: Aboard the Rock Island Line -- Oct. 18: Sioux City -- Oct. 19: Denver -- Oct. 21-22: Bay Area -- Oct. 23: San Francisco -- Oct. 25: Marysville -- Oct. 26: San Jose -- Oct. 28: San Diego -- Oct. 29: Fresno -- Oct. 30: Los Angeles
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062891747
Lccn
2018050017
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
445334E8-A421-4453-9626-F3C7DFC98D2D
System control number
(OCoLC)1054997647
Label
The Big Fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created, Jane Leavy
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=246&titleID=3759231
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1927 Barnstorming Tour -- Introduction -- Prologue: June 13, 1902, St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys -- Oct. 10: Providence -- Oct. 10: Aboard the New York Central -- Oct. 11: Trenton -- Oct. 12: Cityline -- Oct. 13: Asbury Park -- Oct. 13-14: Aboard the Manhattan Limited/Lima -- Oct. 15: Kansas City, Missouri -- Oct. 16: Omaha, Nebraska -- Oct. 17: Aboard the Rock Island Line -- Oct. 18: Sioux City -- Oct. 19: Denver -- Oct. 21-22: Bay Area -- Oct. 23: San Francisco -- Oct. 25: Marysville -- Oct. 26: San Jose -- Oct. 28: San Diego -- Oct. 29: Fresno -- Oct. 30: Los Angeles
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062891747
Lccn
2018050017
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
445334E8-A421-4453-9626-F3C7DFC98D2D
System control number
(OCoLC)1054997647
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