The Big Bam: Book summary and reviews of The Big Bam by Leigh Montville

The Big Bam

The Life and Times of Babe Ruth

by Leigh Montville

The Big Bam
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  • Published in USA  May 2006
    400 pages
    Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

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He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. [A] thoroughly original, definitively ambitious, and exhilaratingly colorful biography of the largest legend ever to loom in baseball.

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"[A] quite remarkable effort to paint a portrait, warts and all, of a larger-than-life character." - Library Journal.
"Energetically written, but lacking in any revelations" - Kirkus.

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