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Loud, profane, obsessed, and gifted
on February 19, 2014
I grew up in the thirties and forties and two of my "heroes" were Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. I rated this book only two stars only because I think unless the reader has read other books about Ted Williams they won't have the context to judge this book. Cramer writes to change misperceptions about Ted Williams from other writers. For example, Williams had an adversarial relationship with Boston sportswriters many of whom wrote uncomplimentary things about Williams and provided information for other more objective writers who included their information in their books. Mr. Cramer tried to get inside the head of the mercurial Mr. Williams and paint a portrait of the man as he was to those who knew him best. To people have read some of the "other books" about Williams I would rate it higher ... 4 stars.