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The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created, Jane Leavy

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leavy, Jane
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV 865 .R8 L43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruth, Babe
  • Ruth, Babe
  • Ruth, Babe
  • Outfielders (Baseball)
  • Baseball players
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Baseball players
  • Outfielders (Baseball)
  • United States
Label
The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created, Jane Leavy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 582-591) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxx, 620 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062380227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055765951
  • (OCoLC)on1055765951
Label
The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created, Jane Leavy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 582-591) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxx, 620 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062380227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055765951
  • (OCoLC)on1055765951

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