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The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created, Jane Leavy, (sound recording)

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The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created
Title
The big fella
Title remainder
Babe Ruth and the world he created
Statement of responsibility
Jane Leavy
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth'the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity." He lived in the present tense'in the camera's lens. There was no frame he couldn't or wouldn't fill. He swung the heaviest bat, earned the most money, and incurred the biggest fines. Like all the new-fangled gadgets then flooding the marketplace'radios, automatic clothes washers, Brownie cameras, microphones and loudspeakers'Babe Ruth "made impossible events happen." Aided by his crucial partnership with Christy Walsh'business manager, spin doctor, damage control wizard, and surrogate father, all stuffed into one tightly buttoned double-breasted suit'Ruth drafted the blueprint for modern athletic stardom. His was a life of journeys and itineraries'from uncouth to couth, spartan to spendthrift, abandoned to abandon; from Baltimore to Boston to New York, and back to Boston at the end of his career for a finale with the only team that would have him. There were road trips and hunting trips; grand tours of foreign capitals and post-season promotional tours, not to mention those 714 trips around the bases. After hitting his 60th home run in September 1927'a total that would not be exceeded until 1961, when Roger Maris did it with the aid of the extended modern season'he embarked on the mother of all barnstorming tours, a three-week victory lap across America, accompanied by Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig. Walsh called the tour a "Symphony of Swat." The Omaha World Herald called it "the biggest show since Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, and seven other associated circuses offered their entire performance under one tent." In The Big Fella, acclaimed biographer Jane Leavy recreates that 21-day circus and in so doing captures the romp and the pathos that defined Ruth's life and times. Drawing from more than 250 interviews, a trove of previously untapped documents, and Ruth family records, Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man
  • Jane Leavy is an award winning former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post. She is the author of Sandy Koufax and the comic novel Squeeze Play. Here she recreates Babe Ruth's three-week victory tour across America, and captures the romp and pathos that defined his life and times
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leavy, Jane
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
GV865.R8
LC item number
L43 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by the author and Fred Sanders
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sanders, Fred
  • Harper Audio (Firm)
  • Recorded Books, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruth, Babe
  • Baseball players
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
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not applicable
Label
The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created, Jane Leavy, (sound recording)
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Copyright
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  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
18 sound discs (23 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062865847
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD40496
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rbcdDD40496
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created, Jane Leavy, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
18 sound discs (23 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062865847
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD40496
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rbcdDD40496
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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