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Why Babe Ruth Was the Ultimate Symbol of the Roaring '20s

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In the 1920s, American industry and clout were exploding. Babe Ruth captured the times, lived large, and demonstrated an insatiable appetite for pleasure and achievement.

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He was known as The Great Bambino, The Sultan of Swat, and simply The Babe, but in the annals of history he's known simply as one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. Discover the rags-to-riches story of George Herman Ruth and witness his climb from reformatory student to baseball great to America's first modern mega-celebrity. His story transcends his baseball accomplishments, which were legion, and we look beyond the caricature and mythic legends to reveal the real Babe Ruth, an American Hercules who redefined the game of baseball.

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