The Big Bam (Unabridged)
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Babe Ruth was more than baseballs original superstar. For 85 years, he has remained the sports reigning titan. He has been named Athlete of the Century...more than once. But who IwasI this large, loud, enigmatic man? Why is so little known about his childhood, his private life, and his inner thoughts? In IThe Big BamI, Leigh Montville, whose recent INew York TimesI best-selling biography of Ted Williams garnered glowing reviews and offered an exceptionally intimate look at Williamss life, brings his trademark touch to this groundbreaking, revelatory portrait of the Babe.p
Based on newly discovered documents and interviews, including pages from Ruths personal scrapbooks, IThe Big BamI traces Ruths life from his bleak childhood in Baltimore to his brash entrance into professional baseball, from Boston to New York and into the record books as the worlds most explosive slugger and cultural luminary.p
At a time when modern baseball is grappling with hyper-inflated salaries, free agency, and assorted controversies, IThe Big BamI brings back the pure glory days of the game. Leigh Montville operates at the peak of his abilities, exploring Babe Ruth in a way that intimately, and poignantly, illuminates a most remarkable figure.

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