The Babe Ruth Deception by David O. Stewart audiobook

The Babe Ruth Deception

By David O. Stewart
Read by L. J. Ganser

Tantor Audio
8.03 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
  • $19.99
    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781705259542

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • Regular Price: $39.99

    Special Price $25.99

    ISBN: 9798200196180

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

  • Regular Price: $39.99

    Special Price $25.99

    ISBN: 9798200196197

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, is having a record-breaking season in his first year as a New York Yankee. Larger than life on the field and off, Ruth is about to discover what the Chicago White Sox players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series are learning—baseball heroes are not invulnerable to scandal. With suspicion in the air, Ruth's 1918 World Series win for the Boston Red Sox is now being questioned. Under scrutiny by the new baseball commissioner and enmeshed with gambling kingpin Arnold Rothstein, Ruth turns for help to Speed Cook—a former professional ballplayer himself before the game was segregated and now a promoter of Negro baseball—who's familiar with the dirty underside of the sport. Cook in turn enlists the help of Dr. Jamie Fraser, whose wife Eliza is coproducing a silent film starring the Yankee outfielder. Restraint does not come easily to the reckless Ruth, but the Frasers try to keep him in line while Cook digs around. As all this plays out, Cook's son Joshua and Fraser's daughter Violet are brought together by a shocking tragedy. But an interracial relationship in 1920 feels as dangerous as a public scandal—even more so because Joshua is heavily involved in bootlegging. Trying to protect Ruth and their own children, Fraser and Cook find themselves playing a dangerous game . . .

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, is having a record-breaking season in his first year as a New York Yankee. Larger than life on the field and off, Ruth is about to discover what the Chicago White Sox players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series are learning—baseball heroes are not invulnerable to scandal. With suspicion in the air, Ruth's 1918 World Series win for the Boston Red Sox is now being questioned. Under scrutiny by the new baseball commissioner and enmeshed with gambling kingpin Arnold Rothstein, Ruth turns for help to Speed Cook—a former professional ballplayer himself before the game was segregated and now a promoter of Negro baseball—who's familiar with the dirty underside of the sport.

Cook in turn enlists the help of Dr. Jamie Fraser, whose wife Eliza is coproducing a silent film starring the Yankee outfielder. Restraint does not come easily to the reckless Ruth, but the Frasers try to keep him in line while Cook digs around. As all this plays out, Cook's son Joshua and Fraser's daughter Violet are brought together by a shocking tragedy. But an interracial relationship in 1920 feels as dangerous as a public scandal—even more so because Joshua is heavily involved in bootlegging. Trying to protect Ruth and their own children, Fraser and Cook find themselves playing a dangerous game . . .

Reviews

Reviews

by Jan 12/17/2020
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Great!

post-WW1, historical-figures, historical-novel, historical-places-events, historical-research, bootlegging, gangsters, baseball, illegal-gambling*****

I'm a history geek, so the idea of bootleggers, gangsters, and a national hero, all in a setting that only recently was recognized by the Baseball bigwigs really made me want to read this one. Not because I geek baseball (there are others in the family for that), but because of all the other stuff that went on 100 years ago. There's the personal story about interracial dating that was so out of the question, the bombing on Wall street, All Black baseball teams, illegal gambling and the Chicago Sox scandal, Babe Ruth's inability to believe that he was being made a chump, and other sidelines. I learned a lot, but others in my family ought to really like it even more. The publisher's blurb covers a lot and I don't do spoilers.
Narrator L. J. Ganser is quite appropriate for the material and was easy to listen to.
I won this audiobook in a giveaway. Yay me!

Author

Author Bio: David O. Stewart

Author Bio: David O. Stewart

David O. Stewart is an award-winning author who turned to writing after a career practicing law in Washington, DC, defending accused criminals, and challenging government actions as unconstitutional. He is a national bestselling and award-winning author of four previous books on American history. He is formerly the president of the Washington Independent Review of Books.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English