The Life That Ruth Built: A Biography (Paperback)
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The Life That Ruth Built: A Biography (Paperback)

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Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 01/01/1993
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"Smelser demonstrates that a good historian can write good sports history and that good sports history makes good history. Of course Smelser had an ideal subject: Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, the Colossus of Clout, the Bambino. But the author made the most of his opportunity."-Eugene Murdock, American Historical Review

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803292185
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 822 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 31 mm


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"Smelser demonstrates that a good historian can write good sports history and that good sports history makes good history. Of course Smelser had an ideal subject: Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, the Colossus of Clout, the Bambino. But the author made the most of his opportunity."-Eugene Murdock, American Historical Review -- Eugene Murdock * American Historical Review *
"Smelser, who possesses that rare combination of training as a professional historian with a technical knowledge of baseball, has produced a well-written, comprehensive, and interpretive account of one of America's greatest popular heroes, based on research that is as thorough as possible."-Harold Seymour, Journal of American History -- Harold Seymour * Journal of American History *
"One of the best sports biographies ever; Smelser beautifully evokes the life of baseball's most wondrous player and the times he lived in."-Donald Honig, author of Baseball When the Grass Was Real -- Donald Honig
"Although many books have appeared about George Herman Ruth in the past half century, in my opinion Marshall Smelser's leads all the rest. Readers . . . will end up knowing the Babe even better than his teammates knew him."-Lawrence S. Ritter, author of The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It (1992) -- Lawrence S. Ritter
"Smelser's book is one of the first serious biographies of a sports figure, and is still one of the best."-Jules Tygiel, author of Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy (1983) -- Jules Tygiel

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