Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty

⊉ Free Read Hardcover [ ᥘ Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty ] ⊞ Kindle Ebook Author Charles Leerhsen ⋱ ⊉ Free Read Hardcover [ ᥘ Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty ] ⊞ Kindle Ebook Author Charles Leerhsen ⋱ The conventional wisdom about Ty Cobb is that he was a vicious baseball player who spiked infielders on purpose, a vicious racist who couldn t be in the same room with a black person, and an all around vicious human being who died friendless and hated While never sugarcoating Cobb s enormous temper and willingness to brawlfacts Cobb himself never disputedLeerhsen s remarkable new biography reaches back to primary documents that stand this wisdom on its head The grandson of one of the few courageous abolitionist politicians in Georgia, Cobb was among the first to applaud the breaking of the color barrier, and there seems to be no evidence of his racism The myth of Cobb s supposedly violent play was largely based on a handful of very minor affairs, which all the principals agreed were overblown, coupled with his psychological style, which tended to scare opponents but not hurt them physically And his legend as a hated man is belied by the fact that he was truly baseball s first superstar, beloved by the nation, and only eclipsed when the lively ball a style of baseball with an emphasis on home runs and Babe Ruth supplanted his version of the game Leerhsen finds that the myth of Cobb was perpetuated almost entirely by a single man, Al Stump, the ghostwriter of an autobiography commissioned by Cobb but never approved by him, as he was too sick to review it No prior knowledge of Cobb or his myth is necessary to enjoy this book, although it will help VERDICT This eminently readable biography is a fantastic piece of research and a perfect starting point for teens interested in the early years of baseball.Mark Flowers, Rio Vista Library, CAThe amount of research Leerhsen undertook for this book is amazing Its a great read and destined to become one of the truly great baseball books of recent times Ron Keurajian Sports Collectors Digest No matter what you think of Ty Cobb, youll want to read Charles Leerhsens fascinating biography, as he dispels rumors, exposes frauds, and challenges everything you thought you knew about the most controversial individual ever to play the great game of baseball Kevin Baker, author of Sometimes You See It Coming Not only the best work ever written on this American sports legend Its a major reconsideration of a reputation unfairly maligned for decades Allen Barra The Boston Globe Superbly reported, wonderfully written and often quite funny, Charles Leerhsens Ty Cobb A Terrible Beauty, is a highly enlightening and highly enjoyable book A new Cobb emergesmany faced and passionatein this important, original view of a figure well installed in baseball lore This is a first rate book by a first rate writer Kostya Kennedy, author of 56 Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports Surprise It wasnt the Georgia Peach who was prejudiced especially , it was us, against him Leerhsens feat of research brings the real Cobb home at last Roy Blount Jr., author of Alphabet Juice Ground breaking, thorough and compelling The most complete, well researched and thorough treatment of Cobb that has ever been written Bob D Angelo Tampa Tribune Now Cobb has an advocate, one who s actually read all the old newspaper clippings some of which flatly contradict common knowledge , visited the terrain, and interviewed as many relevant people as he could find Cobb was indeed a bruised peach but, as the author shows convincingly, not a thoroughly rotten one Kirkus Reviews starred review Leerhsen s magisterial reexamination presents a detailed view of Cobb culled from actual research rather than hearsay Thanks to exhaustive research, we now have a realistic and sympathetic view of Cobb This is an important work for baseball and American historians as Cobb was one of the country s first true superstars Library Journal Leerhsen wraps his penetrating profile of Cobb in gripping play by play rundowns and a colorful portrait of the anarchic dead ball era, when players played drunk and fans chased offending umpires from the field This is a stimulating evocation of baseballs rambunctious youth and the man who epitomized it Publishers Weekly Charles Leerhsen has done baseball aficionados a great mercy by bringing to life Ty Cobb, the man and the ballplayerwarts and all, some might say And even , Leerhsen summons up the days when baseball was young and innocent and, one thinks, filled with a kind of raw vitality that is missing today They dont make them like thator like Cobbany And the real Cobb is compelling than the one of legend and film Geoffrey Norman The Weekly Standard A clear eyed portrayal of Cobb not as a tyrant and not as a saint It showcases Cobb as a flawed and vulnerable human being who, after suffering a nervous breakdown his second season, came back to fearlessly embrace his talent in an era that was just 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    • Hardcover
    • B00LD1S3WC
    • Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty
    • Charles Leerhsen
    • English
    • 09 December 2016
    • 465 pages

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