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Posted February 26, 2008
the big bam review: drew 4/6
The book I read was entitled The Big Bam. It was written by the author Leigh Montville. The book was about the story of the life of George Herman Ruth. In the beginning, Ruth was orphan at St. Mary¿s Industrial School for Boys. There, he was noticed by Minor League manager Jack Dunn who recruited Babe as a late teen. From there he went to the Red Sox, then the Yankees where he spent most of his career. With them he smashed records and went to multiple World Series. Later on he was duped into playing the final season of his career with the Braves at 39 years old. Along the way he met and married Helen Ruth, their child Dorothy, and then when Helen died he remarried to Claire Hodgson. They lived as a family with Babe, Claire, Dorothy, Julia 'Claire¿s daughter' and some other relatives from Claire¿s side. Babe Ruth died in his sleep on August 16, 1948 at the age of 53. His cause of death was cancer he had a tumor in the nasopharnxy, part of the air passage behind the nose. From my perspective the author of this story was a fan of the Babe. The author was truthful about Babe¿s life even when it came to its lowest lows. In general, the author of this book seemed to show a sense of respect and had admired the Babe for him and what he¿d accomplished. In my opinion I felt this was a great book. It was very well written and included plenty of facts and inside thing of which I never knew about Ruth. It is hard to depict the life of such a great man, but I believe it was successfully portrayed in this novel. It is no wonder that this book was written by a ¿best selling¿ author.
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Posted November 3, 2007
good not great
I decent read. A little sketchy on the details of the man George Ruth but interesting on the legend of Babe Ruth. Seemed to get more interesting at the end of the Babe's amazing life. Was both sad and powerful in final stages of his life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 29, 2010
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