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Some 30 years later, Stump brilliantly wrought his revenge with the best tool a writer can wield: absolute honesty. In Cobb, he rectifies his earlier cover-up and paints an unforgettable portrait of an unforgettable character: The Georgia Peach--pits and all. Not only does Stump painstakingly assemble the disparate pieces of Cobb's tangled personality and storied career, he also recounts in scrupulous detail the literal wild ride that comprised his months in the company of the dying baseball legend. It is, from its opening inscription ("To get along with me," Cobb told Stump, "don't increase my tension"), a tour de force, as good a sports biography as exists, and an altogether riveting telling of a riveting life. --Jeff Silverman
A magazine article, a second book, and a movie deal, etc.
Clearly one of the most dynamic individuals in all of U.S. History and Stump magnificantly retells the life and events of the greatest baseball player of all time.
Al Stump went through a living hell while writing Ty Cobb's ghost-written autobiography and thirty years later he tells Cobb's true story.
This well researched book held my attention from start to finish. Clearly the author was in touch with his subject and was more than able to put it in writing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Stein
I found this book to be endlessly interesting and educational. It gave me a perspective on old school baseball I did not have. Read morePublished 3 months ago by mwright
A great biography about the great Cobb. Stump sometimes chose to share a bit too much information, but seeing this side of a man who was known--at worst! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Still a Phillies Phan
This book gave a great insight and historical perspective on early days of baseball, how it evolved, the troubled mind of Cobb and the direction baseball took as the early era... Read morePublished 6 months ago by terry leboeuf
This book had a lot of details about Ty Cobb's life and baseball career and I learned a lot about him that I didn't know before. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Shane Paxton
I had seen the movie "Cobb" and loved it, so I purchased this book. The book was good and nothing like the movie.Published 10 months ago by Barbara Lane
True, Al Stump did run into some legal and ethical issues that cost him some credibility but his book on Ty Cobb still remains an impressive offering. Read morePublished 10 months ago by William J. Harper
A fantastic story of an epic figure. Reads like fiction. Practically unbelievable that a person like Ty Cobb actually existed.Published 11 months ago by David C