The Big Fella

The Big Fella
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 656
ISBN 9780062380241
Rating 3.5/5 from 6 reviews
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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." A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018 “Leavy’s newest masterpiece…. A major work of American history by an author with a flair for mesmerizing story-telling.” —Forbes 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.

The Big Fella
  • Author : Jane Leavy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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." A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018 “Leavy’s newest masterpiece…. A major

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Big Fella Rain
  • Author : Beryl Webber
  • Publisher : Magabala Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-01

Age range 3 - 8 Big Fella Rain is a celebration of northern Australia as animals, birds, trees and a parched earth await the first rain. It is almost as if country stands still as the sparse yet evocative text pays homage to the transition from dry season to wet season in

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The Big Fella
  • Author : Robert Macklin,Peter Thompson
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Release Date : 2010-08-02

The never-before-told story of BHP Billiton's global conquests, told by the key players. BHP is part of Australia's DNA; but it remains an enigma. The Big Fella: The rise and rise of BHP Billiton is the compelling story of how BHP and its partner Billiton rose from the humblest beginnings

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The  big Fella
  • Author : Noel Bede Nairn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995

Read online The big Fella written by Noel Bede Nairn, published by which was released on 1995. Download full The big Fella Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Michael Collins BIG FELLA
  • Author : S. A. M. DOWLING
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2009-02-01

MICHAEL COLLINS and HARRY BOLAND; national heroes, closer than brothers, comrades in arms, rivals for the love of KITTY KIERNAN and deadly friends in civil war.LIAM MELLOWS and EOIN O'DUFFY colour the detail in this play, set in the War Of Independence and the murderous birth-pangs of the Irish

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The Last Boy
  • Author : Jane Leavy
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-10-12

Award-winning sports writer Jane Leavy follows her New York Times runaway bestseller Sandy Koufax with the definitive biography of baseball icon Mickey Mantle. The legendary Hall-of-Fame outfielder was a national hero during his record-setting career with the New York Yankees, but public revelations of alcoholism, infidelity, and family strife badly

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Sandy Koufax
  • Author : Jane Leavy
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13

“The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed…. This is an absorbing book, beautifully written.” —Wall Street Journal “Leavy has hit it out of the park…A lot more than a biography. It’s a consideration of how we create our heroes, and how this hero’s self perception distinguishes

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Babe
  • Author : Robert Creamer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1992-04-15

Portrays the struggles and achievements of baseball's most colorful hero

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Michael Collins
  • Author : Anne Dolan,William Murphy
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-10-05

‘It was the most providential escape yet. It will probably have the effect of making them think that I am even more mysterious than they believe me to be, and that is saying a good deal.’ Michael Collins knew the power of his persona, and capitalised on what people wanted

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Healing Racial Trauma
  • Author : Sheila Wise Rowe
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07

People of color have endured traumatic histories and almost daily assaults on their dignity. Professional counselor Sheila Wise Rowe exposes the symptoms of racial trauma to lead readers to a place of freedom from the past and new life for the future. With Rowe as a reliable guide who has

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Thanks a Million Big Fella
  • Author : Sam Smyth
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997

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Lou Gehrig
  • Author : Alan D. Gaff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12

The lost memoir from baseball icon Lou Gehrig—a sensational discovery, published for the first time as a book. At the tender age of twenty-four, Lou Gehrig decided to tell the remarkable story of his life and career. He was one of the most famous athletes in the country, in

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The Big Bam
  • Author : Leigh Montville
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2006-05-02

National Bestseller He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. Babe Ruth was more than baseball’s original superstar. For eighty-five years, he has remained the sport’s reigning titan. He has been named

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Yogi
  • Author : Jon Pessah
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14

Discover the definitive biography of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees icon, winner of 10 World Series championships, and the most-quoted player in baseball history. Lawrence "Yogi" Berra was never supposed to become a major league ballplayer. That's what his immigrant father told him. That's what Branch Rickey told him, too—

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Michael Collins
  • Author : Eithne Massey
  • Publisher : The O'Brien Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-08-31

I want to be part of it, thought Michael. I want to be part of the song, part of the story. Listening to tales of old Ireland on a West Cork farm and fighting his corner in the school playground, a little fella with a fierce sense of injustice and

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