The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

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Signed First Edition - Hardcover

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THE BIG FELLA is an examination of Babe Ruth, perhaps the greatest baseball player of all time, and the mythology and cult of celebrity that grew around him as his fame grew. Leavy conducted over 250 interviews and unearthed a treasure trove of heretofore unseen documents to paint a picture of Ruth's influence on the game of baseball and the world at large.  This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere in the United States. You may view every Booksmith Timeless Classic by clicking


THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed by Jane Leavy on a page that was bound into the book.  It is a new, unread, unopened first edition and comes with a certificate authenticating the signature. Published in October 2018 by HarperCollins.


JANE LEAVY (shown here from our Wall of Fame) is an award winning author and sportswriter who has written best-selling biographies of Mickey Mantle and Sandy Koufax, as well as the novel Squeeze Play, which Entertainment Weekly called "the best novel ever written about baseball." Thank you Jane Leavy for signing our books.

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