Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

Larry Tye

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

Biography of baseball star Leroy “Satchel” Paige. 4.2 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Biography, Sports, Hobbies & Games
Format Hardback
Pages 416
RRP
Date of Publication June 2009
ISBN 978-1400066513
Publisher Random House
 

Biography of baseball star Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

Reviews

The New York Times

Janet Maslin

[Tye] radiates an obvious affection for Mr. Paige, but his is not a fan’s unquestioning love. He sees the aloofness beneath the crowd-pleasing charm, the caginess behind the exaggerated sang-froid and the selfishness behind the self-promotion... Paige’s contribution to baseball history, already enormous, is enhanced by the strong, solid arguments that Mr. Tye has constructed.

14/06/2009

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The Financial Times

Jurek Martin

Former Boston Globe journalist Larry Tye’s biography captures beautifully the man and the legend that grew up around him. Paige was not only a free spirit but also baseball’s first free agent – he played for different teams for half a century before the US Supreme Court ended the practice whereby a player was owned by the club he performed for.

15/06/2009

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