The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created
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 ...more
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Availability: 20 copies available, 940 people requesting
Giveaway dates: Jun 16 - Jul 16, 2018
Countries available: US
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 ...more