Walter Johnson: Baseball's Big Train

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"This lavishly illustrated narrative of Walter Johnson's life is the definitive work on the subject and is likely to remain so."-Lawrence S. Ritter, Oldtyme Baseball News. "Henry Thomas's biography of Walter Johnson is carefully researched, thoroughly documented, and, best of all, a pleasure to read."-Spitball. "Does justice to Johnson's extraordinary on-field accomplishments, and it also emphasizes his decency, humility, and self-effacing humor."-Booklist. "Belongs in the very top ranks of sports biographies."-Washington Times. "One of the most
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Overview

"This lavishly illustrated narrative of Walter Johnson's life is the definitive work on the subject and is likely to remain so."-Lawrence S. Ritter, Oldtyme Baseball News. "Henry Thomas's biography of Walter Johnson is carefully researched, thoroughly documented, and, best of all, a pleasure to read."-Spitball. "Does justice to Johnson's extraordinary on-field accomplishments, and it also emphasizes his decency, humility, and self-effacing humor."-Booklist. "Belongs in the very top ranks of sports biographies."-Washington Times. "One of the most comprehensive biographies ever written about an athlete. Incredibly detailed, filled with fascinating stories about arguably the greatest pitcher of all time."-Tim Kurkjian, senior writer for Sports Illustrated. "Delights the soul."-Sports Collectors Digest. Henry W. Thomas, the grandson of Walter Johnson, lives in Arlington, Virginia. He is currently editing, for audio release, the interviews taped by Lawrence Ritter for his classic The Glory of Their Times. Shirley Povich is in his seventy-fifth year as an award-winning sportswriter for the Washington Post.
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Editorial Reviews

Oldtyme Baseball News

"This lavishly illustrated narrative of Walter Johnson’s life is the definitive work on the subject and is likely to remain so."—Lawrence S. Ritter, Oldtyme Baseball News

— Lawrence S. Ritter

Spitball

"Henry Thomas’s biography of Walter Johnson is carefully researched, thoroughly documented, and, best of all, a pleasure to read."—Spitball
Booklist

"Does justice to Johnson’s extraordinary on-field accomplishments, and it also emphasizes his decency, humility, and self-effacing humor."—Booklist
Washington Times

"Belongs in the very top ranks of sports biographies."—Washington Times
Sports Illustrated

"One of the most comprehensive biographies ever written about an athlete. Incredibly detailed, filled with fascinating stories about arguably the greatest pitcher of all time."—Tim Kurkjian, senior writer for Sports Illustrated

— Tim Kurkjian

Sports Collectors Digest

"Delights the soul."—Sports Collectors Digest
Oldtyme Baseball News - Lawrence S. Ritter

"This lavishly illustrated narrative of Walter Johnson’s life is the definitive work on the subject and is likely to remain so."—Lawrence S. Ritter, Oldtyme Baseball News
Sports Illustrated - Tim Kurkjian

"One of the most comprehensive biographies ever written about an athlete. Incredibly detailed, filled with fascinating stories about arguably the greatest pitcher of all time."—Tim Kurkjian, senior writer for Sports Illustrated
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803294332
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 516
  • Sales rank: 344,379
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 6.02 (h) x 1.06 (d)

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Henry W. Thomas, the grandson of Walter Johnson, lives in Arlington, Virginia. He is currently editing, for audio release, the interviews taped by Lawrence Ritter for his classic The Glory of Their Times. Shirley Povich died in 1998 at the age of 92 after seventy-five years as an award-winning sportswriter for the Washington Post.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    A gift

    I bought this as a gift for a huge baseball fan. I can't rate it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2000

    A 5 star book about a five star player

    This book gives me amazing insight to one of the greatest pitchers ever to walk on the face of the earth.

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