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The Resource Cobb : a biography, by Al Stump ; with a foreword by Jimmie Reese

Cobb : a biography, by Al Stump ; with a foreword by Jimmie Reese

Label
Cobb : a biography
Title
Cobb
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
by Al Stump ; with a foreword by Jimmie Reese
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The life and times of the meanest man who ever played baseball"--Jacket subtitle
Summary
As a boy in the 1890s, he went looking for thrills in a rural Georgia that still burned with the humiliation of the Civil War. As an old man in the 1960s, he dared death, picked fights, refused to take his medicine, and drove off all his friends and admirers. He went to his deathbed alone, clutching a loaded pistol and a bag containing millions of dollars worth of cash and securities. During the years in between, he was, according to Al Stump, "the most shrewd, inventive, lurid, detested, mysterious, and superb of all baseball players." He was Ty Cobb. Al Stump tells how the dying Cobb hired him in 1960 to ghostwrite his autobiography, giving him a fascinating window into the life and times of the Georgia Peach
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162310
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.357/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.C6
LC item number
S78 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Cobb : a biography, by Al Stump ; with a foreword by Jimmie Reese
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]) and index
Control code
2215825
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 436 p.
Isbn
9780945575641
Lccn
94026122
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30667926
  • (OCoLC)30667926
Label
Cobb : a biography, by Al Stump ; with a foreword by Jimmie Reese
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]) and index
Control code
2215825
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 436 p.
Isbn
9780945575641
Lccn
94026122
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30667926
  • (OCoLC)30667926

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