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Alan SchwarzIn Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero, Leigh Montville, a former sportswriter for The Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated, vacillates between being agape and being aghast as he traces the increasingly dark tale of his boyhood hero. The climactic moment comes after Williams's death in July 2002, when his downright creepy son, John Henry, successfully fights with his half sister, Bobby-Jo, to decapitate their father's corpse and cryogenically preserve the parts in separate freezers. The strength of Montville's book derives from how Williams emerges from all this not as victimized but as accountable. It is unlikely that any reader could view Ted Williams just as a ballplayer ever again.
— The New York Times