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  • Posted January 9, 2009

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    Cobb was the Greatest ball player and the biggest mad man to ever play baseball.

    This book is a must read for any hardcore baseball fan. Al Stump tells the complete story of one of baseballs greatest legends, but it turns out to be a horror story. Stump included plenty of accounts of Cobb on the field, but it is what happened off the field that will cause the reader to be unable to put this book down. Stump also does a great job of describing what baseball was like at the start of the twentieth century.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2004

    An Amazing Ride

    When I picked up this book to read I didn't know what to expect. But boy was I in for a ride. One of the best books I have read. When I was done with the book, I felt I knew him personally. True people hated his guts but I just couldn't help to admire him even more so. He did what he thought was right and he stood by that. A truly amazing character. Unquestionably the greatest ever to pay the game of baseball.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2002

    An Absolute Pleasure

    Stump's 'Cobb: A Biography' is an absolute pleasure to read (<I>devour</I>, more accurately). The writing is fast-paced, detailed but not tedious, blunt and riveting. In a refreshing departure from other sports biographies, the author does not interject a great deal of personal opinions and prejudicial assertions; the facts alone speak for themselves and the reader has more than enough information to derive his/her own conclusions. I was left feeling almost that I had met the 'Georgia Peach', and that is all one could ask for in a good biography. <P> This is a book I plan to give as a gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2000

    A great book to add to any collection!!

    Whether you like baseball or not, you will enjoy this book. This book not only tells you about Ty Cobb the baseball player but it also tells you about Ty Cobb the man. This book not only tells of the great things he had done but also some of his not so shinning moments. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about interesting charactors.

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