WorldCat Identities

Montville, Leigh

Overview
Works: 22 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 9,178 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV865.R8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leigh Montville
The Big Bam : the life and times of Babe Ruth by Leigh Montville( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babe Ruth was more than baseball's original superstar. For 85 years, he has remained the sport's reigning titan. He has been named Athlete of the Century more than once. But who was this large, loud, enigmatic man? Why is so little known about his childhood, his private life, and his inner thoughts? Based on newly discovered documents and interviews--including pages from Ruth's personal scrapbooks--this book traces Ruth's life from his bleak childhood in Baltimore to his brash entrance into professional baseball, from Boston to New York and into the record books as the world's most explosive slugger and cultural luminary. Sports biographer Montville explores every aspect of the man, paying particular attention to the myths that have always surrounded him. At a time when modern baseball is grappling with assorted controversies, this book brings back the pure glory days of the game.--From publisher description
Ted Williams : the biography of an American hero by Leigh Montville( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and career of baseball player Ted Williams, who, in 1941, had a .406 seasson, a record that has not been touched in over 60 years
At the altar of speed : the fast life and tragic death of Dale Earnhardt by Leigh Montville( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the NASCAR legend
Evel : the high-flying life of Evel Knievel : American showman, daredevil, and legend by Leigh Montville( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a "New York Times"-bestselling author comes the riveting new biography that pulls back the red, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon--and reveals the unknown, complex, and controversial man known to millions around the world as Evel Knievel
The mysterious Montague : a true tale of Hollywood, golf, and armed robbery by Leigh Montville( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Montague was a boisterous enigma. He had a bagful of golf tricks, on and off the course. He could knock a bird off a wire from 170 yards, and when the big man arrived in Hollywood in the early 1930s, he quickly became a celebrity among celebrities. He played golf with everyone from Howard Hughes to Babe Ruth and his close friend Bing Crosby, whom he famously beat with only a rake, a shovel, and a bat. Yet strangely Montague never entered a professional tournament, and he never allowed his image to be captured on film. When a photographer snapped his picture with a telephoto lens, police in upstate New York recognized him as a fugitive wanted for armed robbery. As Montague was indicted, hordes of national media descended and turned a star-studded legal carnival into the most talked about trial of its day.--From publisher description
The Big Bam : the life and times of Babe Ruth by Leigh Montville( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on newly discovered documents and interviews--including pages from Ruth's personal scrapbooks--The Big Bam traces Ruth's life from his bleak childhood in Baltimore into the record books as the world's most explosive slugger and cultural luminary"--Container
Manute : the center of two worlds by Leigh Montville( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the life and career of NBA basketball player, Manute Bol, from a small tribal village in the south of the Sudan to his American life as a professional athlete
Ted Williams : [the biography of an American hero] by Leigh Montville( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
At the altar of speed : [the fast life and tragic death of Dale Earnhardt] by Leigh Montville( Recording )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the life of NASCAR's greatest legend details his childhood in smalltown North Carolina, his rise to success as a champion driver, and his inordinate desire to push his own limits
Evel : [the high-flying life of Evel Knievel : American showman, daredevil, and legend] by Leigh Montville( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a "New York Times"--Bestselling author comes the riveting new biography that pulls back the red, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon-- and reveals the unknown, complex, and controversial man known to millions around the world as Evel Knievel
Why not us? : the 86-year journey of the Boston Red Sox fans from unparalleled suffering to the promised land of the 2004 World Series by Leigh Montville( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the Boston Red Sox baseball team's nine decade-long quest to win the World Series in terms of the memories and personal experiences of the team's devoted fans
The mysterious Montague : [a true tale of Hollywood, golf, and armed robbery] by Leigh Montville( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Dare to dream : Connecticut basketball's remarkable march to the National Championship by Jim Calhoun( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charismatic basketball coach at the University of Connecticut reveals the victorious secrets behind his team's breathtaking journey to the 1999 NCAA Division I National Championship--and along the way shares his philosophy for winning. It was one of those games that basketball fans will talk about for years. Here was the seemingly unbeatable Duke Blue Devils pitted against the first-time finalist Connecticut Huskies, and at stake was the ultimate crown: the National Championship. On that unforgettable night in St. Petersburg, Jim Calhoun and his amazing team wrote a new chapter in the storied history of the UConn Huskies program, putting the perfect exclamation point on a season to remember. But behind the high drama that fateful night in Florida lay an even more fascinating tale of one man's rise to college basketball preeminence. In Dare to Dream, the Huskies iron-willed coach, Jim Calhoun, for the first time shares his own story about his inspirational family and the tragedies they faced; about his early successful years at Northeastern, where he began to compile the first half of a unique double (he's the only coach to have won at least 250 games at two different Division I schools); and about his assumption of ultimate responsibility at the sleeping giant in Storrs, Connecticut. Along the way, Jim Calhoun paints fascinating portraits of the players who have done battle for him, and of the unsung heroes behind the scenes whose hard work and dedication to Connecticut basketball have kept the dream alive. In just thirteen years, Jim Calhoun has turned the Huskies into one of the leading basketball programs in the country, and in this moving, funny, and inspiring book, he takes us behind the scenes to show us just how he did it. From the Hardcover edition
The best American sports writing 2009( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes articles chosen from magazines and newspapers on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing
Boston's greatest sports stories '05 : beyond the headlines( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2013 World champion Boston Red Sox : every picture tells the story( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muhammad ali vs. the united states of america by Leigh Montville( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Maraniss: Clemente ; Leigh Montville: The Big Bam by David Maraniss( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Free Library hosts Leigh Montville, the New York Times best-selling author of Ted Williams, with a new book on Babe Ruth based on newly discovered documents and interviews; and David Maraniss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of They Marched Into the Sunlight with a new biography of Roberto Clemente, the legendary Latino baseball hero and humanitarian
Baseball panel discussion with Jonathan Eig, Leigh Montville, Art Shamsky, and Neil Lanctot( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Neil Lanctot, Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution - In Negro League Baseball, Neil Lanctot, a history professor at the University of Delaware, traces the rise of black baseball from the Great Migration of 1916-1919 through its five-decade run to its final innings in the late 1950s. In remarkable detail, Lanctot takes us beyond the ball fields where the baseball greats like Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson played in forced segregation and into the commercial and social realities of baseball in black communities
Why not us? The 86 year journey of the Boston Red Sox by Leigh Montville( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Big Bam : the life and times of Babe Ruth
Alternative Names
Leigh Montville American sportswriter

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English (89)

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Ted Williams : the biography of an American heroAt the altar of speed : the fast life and tragic death of Dale EarnhardtEvel : the high-flying life of Evel Knievel : American showman, daredevil, and legendThe mysterious Montague : a true tale of Hollywood, golf, and armed robberyThe Big Bam : the life and times of Babe RuthTed Williams : [the biography of an American hero]At the altar of speed : [the fast life and tragic death of Dale Earnhardt]Evel : [the high-flying life of Evel Knievel : American showman, daredevil, and legend]