Walter Johnson: Baseball's Big Train (Paperback)

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By Henry W. Thomas, Shirley Povich (Foreword by)
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About the Author

Henry W. Thomas, the grandson of Walter Johnson, lives in Arlington, Virginia. He is currently editing, for audio release, the interviews taped by Lawrence Ritter for his classic The Glory of Their Times. Shirley Povich died in 1998 at the age of 92 after seventy-five years as an award-winning sportswriter for the Washington Post.

Praise For…

"This lavishly illustrated narrative of Walter Johnson’s life is the definitive work on the subject and is likely to remain so."—Lawrence S. Ritter, Oldtyme Baseball News
— Lawrence S. Ritter

"Henry Thomas’s biography of Walter Johnson is carefully researched, thoroughly documented, and, best of all, a pleasure to read."—Spitball
— Spitball

"Does justice to Johnson’s extraordinary on-field accomplishments, and it also emphasizes his decency, humility, and self-effacing humor."—Booklist
— Booklist

"Belongs in the very top ranks of sports biographies."—Washington Times
— Washington Times

"One of the most comprehensive biographies ever written about an athlete. Incredibly detailed, filled with fascinating stories about arguably the greatest pitcher of all time."—Tim Kurkjian, senior writer for Sports Illustrated
— Tim Kurkjian

"Delights the soul."—Sports Collectors Digest
— Sports Collectors Digest

Product Details
ISBN: 9780803294332
ISBN-10: 0803294336
Publisher: Bison Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 1998
Pages: 516
Language: English