Walter Johnson: Baseball's Big Train

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803294332
Publisher: UNP - Bison Books
Publication date: 04/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 516
Sales rank: 961,825
Product dimensions: 8.76(w) x 6.02(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author


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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Walter Johnson: Baseball's Big Train 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Big_Bang_Gorilla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Being a very comprehensive life of Johnson, arguably baseball's pitcher. The author is Johnson's grandson, and presumably had very good access to family sources, an asset offset a trifle by his cheerleading for Johnson's coronation as "baseball's greatest pitcher", an argument which can never be won.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a gift for a huge baseball fan. I can't rate it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives me amazing insight to one of the greatest pitchers ever to walk on the face of the earth.