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Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    To long

    What a ass williams was. The book was good. However 538 pages were 150 to long. If I had to do over would of brought his auto bio. All that said it was worth reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2005

    The Ultimate Biography Of A Legend

    This is a phenominal book that outlines the life and career of 'The Splendid Splinter.' The book captures all that was Ted Williams from his childhood to his baseball career to his stints in the service. A MUST READ for all baseball fans and historians.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2004

    FLAWED HERO

    I enjoyed this book, but was disappointed to find that Ted wasn't a very nice person in some respects. He was however a giant in some aspects of his life however, such as his empathy for minorities, people who were ill, & loyalty to friends. The book is lengthy but keeps your interest to the very end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2004

    Ted Williams revealed

    Imagine when you are 10 years old and you make the prediction you're going to be the best hitter who ever lived. That's a pretty bold statement. Ted Williams turned into being a pretty bold man. Leigh Montville digs into the life of Ted Williams to discover what mental makeup it takes to become the best. We find out Williams' case, it was at the expense of his family. Montville's book is an honest portrayal of a baseball icon. He was larger than life -- but he was still human. Monville is not afraid to show the flawed side of Teddy Ballgame. Failed marriages and neglect of his children and a cantankerous demeanor many-a-day is revealed intimately in the book. Yet, he also shows the sweet side of Ted Williams and his devotion he had with children with cancer. Williams was a complicated man for people to understand. The reason was because he wasn't going to conform to what he was 'supposed to do'. Leigh Montville's book is a must if you're a sports fan and maybe even more so if you are not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2004

    The Life of a Flawed Perfectionist

    I was fortunate enough to see a pre-release copy of this interesting book. Montville clearly admires his subject yet gives an honest account of the human flaws that characterize Williams just as much as his baseball heroics. As a result, his book is far more engrossing than the usual compilation of statistics that comprise the bulk of biographies of America's sports heroes. It is clear that to his fans, although by no means perfect, Williams is immortal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2004

    Amazing

    I was fortunate to have the opportunity to read an advance copy of this biography. As a lifelong Red Sox fan who is too young to have seen Ted play, the research Montville did allowed me, and more than likely a whole new generation of fans, to understand what a hero this man was. Amazing!

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