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- Listening Length: 35 hours and 13 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 4 Dec. 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H2QQPAY
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The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams Audio Download – Unabridged
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As Charles McGrath points out in his review of the book for The New York Times, "What distinguishes Bradlee's The Kid from the rest of Williams lit is, its size and the depth of its reporting. Bradlee seemingly talked to everyone, not just baseball people but William's fishing buddies, old girlfriends, his two surviving wives and both of his daughters, and he had unparalleled access to Williams family archives. His account does not materially alter our picture of Williams the player, but fills it in with much greater detail and nuance...Bradlee's expansiveness enables his book to transcend the familiar limits of the sports bio and to become instead a hard-to-put-down account of a fascinating American life. It's a story about athletic greatness but also about the perils of fame and celebrity, the corrosiveness of money, and the way the cycle of familial resentment and disappointment plays itself out generation after generation."
Bradlee devotes seven pages of Acknowledgments of hundreds of sources (including Montville) to which he is "deeply indebted.Read more ›