The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams [NOOK Book]

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At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves--and that his fans have been waiting for.

Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine ...
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The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

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Overview

At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves--and that his fans have been waiting for.

Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in WWII and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him--and traveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s grand biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America--and shocked them, too: His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a God in the batter's box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not.

THE KID is biography of the highest literary order, a thrilling and honest account of a legend in all his glory and human complexity. In his final at-bat, Williams hit a home run. Bradlee's marvelous book clears the fences, too.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316084482
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 14,214
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

Ben Bradlee, Jr., spent 25 years at the Boston Globe as a reporter and editor, overseeing as deputy managing editor, among many critically acclaimed stories, the Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Posted December 18, 2013

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    Ted Williams was one of the greatest talents to ever take the ba

    Ted Williams was one of the greatest talents to ever take the baseball field and the new biography The Kid does his legacy justice. The book is very well researched and filled with insight into the life and career of this true baseball legend. Ben Bradlee Jr. knows how to write a compelling story!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

    Book is an in depth look at an icon of baseball and a disfunctio

    Book is an in depth look at an icon of baseball and a disfunctional disfunctional reulting from a parent who was dismissive and "never there".
    Ted, as depicted in the lengthy study, reflects the extreme as a driven individual to be perfect in his own view and expecting the world to conform to his self image of himself. The book depicts the sad relationship with his multi women including three failed marriages and the disaster at the end of his life with the ridiculous freezing of his head and torso. However all of his achievements in the baseball world were remarkable and depicted in the details of his career as were his varied talents serving in two wars.
    As a fan of Williams and living in the era of the 40's and 50's baseball idols it was a well studied story and kept my attention in spite of the length of the volume.
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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    A lot of research

    Well researched, very thorough, I learned a lot about Ted Williams. I thought I,knew a lot about his life but I learned a lot. He was a most complex man. Could be the worst yet the best man. A very good book which I recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    I am reading it now. It is full of details and up close informat

    I am reading it now. It is full of details and up close information. Also a good read after you finish this is Hector's Juice.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    No feedback, yet. It was given as a gift.

    No feedback: gift.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 12, 2014

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