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.
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– Doris Kearns Goodwin
Leavy’s hilarious debut is a strong early candidate for MVP of the sports novel season…As raunchy as stories by Dan Jenkins and Peter Gent, as authentic as exposes by Jim Bouton and Jim Brosnan, this tale will delight.
– Publishers Weekly
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There are a number of people bound to inspire biographies as long as the trees hold out. Abe Lincoln and Muhammad Ali are among that number. Jane Leavy has demonstrated that Babe Ruth belongs on the list, too. Her take? That Ruth, who played during the first flowering...read more
In 1902, 7-year-old George Herman Ruth was sent away to St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys. "The little boy his family called ‘Little George,’ they abandoned to a reform school on the far western edge of Baltimore City," writer Jane Leavy says. "And these boys...read more