During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Ted Williams electrified crowds across America. A God in the batter's box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not.
The product of more than ten years of research and writing, THE KID finally brought the real Ted Williams to life. Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s magnum opus is a thrilling and honest account of a legend in all his glory and human complexity. Greeted with uproarious acclaim, the book immediately hit the New York Times bestseller list. Now in paperback, it should have a career as long and spectacular career as The Kid himself.
Ben Bradlee, Jr., spent 25 years at the Boston Globe as a reporter and editor, overseeing as deputy managing editor, among many critically acclaimed stories, the Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.