The Life That Ruth Built: A Biography

[Marshall Smelser] ↠ The Life That Ruth Built: A Biography ☆ Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Life That Ruth Built: A Biography Another Ruth biography. according to Michael Edward Sullivan. Well written although there were a couple of factual errors.Not quite the equal of Creamers book on Ruth.. Babe Ruth - what more can you say! Some legends are larger than life. Some legends are made up. Then theres Babe Ruth, than man by which all other baseball players are measured, even today. George Herman Ruth comes to life in this riveting, yet easy to read biography by Marshall Smelser.You follow the bambino from his early d

The Life That Ruth Built: A Biography

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Rating : 4.61 (823 Votes)
Asin : 080329218X
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 592 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-11-09
Language : English

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"One of the best sports biographies ever; Smelser beautifully evokes the life of baseball's most wondrous player and the times he lived in."—Donald Honig, author of Baseball When the Grass Was Real

'One of the best sports biographies ever; Smelser beautifully evokes the life of baseball's most wondrous player and the times he lived in' - Donald Honig, author of "Baseball When the Grass Was Real". 'Although many books have appeared about George Herman Ruth in the past half century, in my opinion Marshall Smelser's leads all the rest. 'Smelser demonstrates that a good historian can write good sports history and that good sports history makes good history. But the author made the most of his opportunity' - Eugene Murdock, "American Historical Review". The author of "The Winning of Independence" (1973) and other books, he was also a musician and dedicated baseball scholar.. 'Smelser, who possesses that rare combination of training as a professional historian with a technical knowledge of baseball, has produced a well-written, comprehensive, and interpretive account of one of America's greatest popular heroes, based on re

"Another Ruth biography." according to Michael Edward Sullivan. Well written although there were a couple of factual errors.Not quite the equal of Creamer's book on Ruth.. Babe Ruth - what more can you say! Some legends are larger than life. Some legends are made up. Then there's Babe Ruth, than man by which all other baseball players are measured, even today. George Herman Ruth comes to life in this riveting, yet easy to read biography by Marshall Smelser.You follow the bambino from his early days at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys to his early days with the Boston Red Sox. You read about his turmoil with the fans, his trade to the New York Yankees, that later became the curse of the Bambino.Smelser's accounts of Ruth's life from his first wife to the run ins with Yankees manager Miller . "The Babe on Balance" according to A Customer. This biography, although scholarly, is entertaining throughout and easily read. Smelser was a life long baseball fan and his love of the game animates every page. As an undergraduate at Notre Dame, I studied under the author. Now deceased, he was a professor of history. Smelser demanded from his students the thorough research he displays in this book. But he was also a wonderful storyteller. Both qualities are apparent in this work. Like the best biographers, the author has only mild affection for his subject. The Babe's qualities and failings get equal attention. But today, when the word "s

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