I'm only mildly interested in baseball but my parents built a house in Ted's Citrus Hills subdivision in 1992 & I've passed the sign for his baseball museum a number of times. He was an interesting man with a lot of rough edges & some not-so-pretty parts to his personality. But he was a baseball phenomenon, unquestionably. This book does a nice job of sketching his life, highlighting some areas that he deliberately left quiet such as his charity work. The anecdotes are interesting as is his military service. The uproar over his death & son John Henry's claim he wanted to be frozen make the son sound like a true sociopath - but he also showed a lot in common with his famous father & died young himself about the time this book was published. The clips of interviews with TW at the end are a good addition. If you accept some bias by the author, it is a good read.
Very Enjoyable account of Ted's stormy career. I enjoyed listening a great deal and learned alot. Ted's fame was a little before my time so I have always been intrigued by him but did not have any facts to learn about him. This novel was educational but was also entertaining in that it was presented similar to a baseball game. Very fun. Highly recommend for baseball fans.
I enjoyed the story of this Legend's life. His early years in baseball and the Wars was very interesting and quite fascinating. Unfortunately, because of his own personality and his seemingly greedy family he was not able to enjoy his fame and notority in retirement. The last chapter about his kids battle over the Cryogenics was quite sad. The audio clips from Williams' interview with the author was very insightful and interesting.
Very strong work about a complicated man. I learned about the borderline abuse he suffered at the end by his son. It's noteworthy that portions of an interview with Williams are included at the end.
LEIGH MONTVILLE is a former columnist at the Boston Globe and former senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the author of five books, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth," "Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero," and "At the Altar of Speed: The Fast Life and Tragic Death of Dale Earnhardt," He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.