Babe Ruth: Legendary Slugger (Sterling Biographies Series)

Overview

Making legends and leaving people awestruck: that’s what Babe Ruth was all about. More than 70 years after he swung his bat for the final time, “the Sultan of Swat” remains baseball’s greatest player. Find out about:

- His troubled childhood—including a period in reform school

- How he got his legendary nickname

- How he always tried to be an inspiration to children

- His record-breaking plays

- The curse of the Babe that haunted the Boston Red...

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Overview

Making legends and leaving people awestruck: that’s what Babe Ruth was all about. More than 70 years after he swung his bat for the final time, “the Sultan of Swat” remains baseball’s greatest player. Find out about:

- His troubled childhood—including a period in reform school

- How he got his legendary nickname

- How he always tried to be an inspiration to children

- His record-breaking plays

- The curse of the Babe that haunted the Boston Red Sox for so many years

This biography really hits one home!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402763663
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Series: Sterling Biographies Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 232,391
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1080L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hackett Fischer
David Hackett Fischer
A professor at Brandeis University, David Hackett Fischer is the author of several noted works that illuminate pivotal moments in American history, including Paul Revere's Ride and the 2004 National Book Award finalist Washington's Crossing.

Biography

A professor at Brandeis University, David Hackett Fischer is the author of several noted books on history, including Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement, The Great Wave: Price Movements in Modern History, Paul Revere's Ride, and Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America. He is co-editor, with James M. McPherson, of the Pivotal Moments in American History series published by Oxford University Press. A graduate of Princeton and Johns Hopkins Universities, he divides his time between homes in Massachusetts and Maine.

Author biography courtesy of Oxford University Press.

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    1. Hometown:
      Wayland, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 2, 1935
    2. Place of Birth:
      Baltimore, Maryland
    1. Education:
      A.B., Princeton University, 1958; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1962

Table of Contents

Introduction: Larger-than-Life Hero 1

Chapter 1 Saloonkeeper's Son 2

Chapter 2 A Fresh Start 10

Chapter 3 Finding Direction 18

Chapter 4 Becoming the Babe 28

Chapter 5 From Baltimore to Boston 36

Chapter 6 Pitching for a Living 44

Chapter 7 The Changing World 54

Chapter 8 Babe's Big Move 65

Chapter 9 Guts and Glory 76

Chapter 10 A Living Legend 88

Chapter 11 The End of an Era 96

Chapter 12 Heading for Home 104

Glossary 116

Bibliography 117

Source Notes 118

Image Credits 122

About the Author 122

Index 123

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