Just wanted to mention a book I just finished: The Mysterious Montague: A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery. It was written by Leigh Montville, who wrote two other books that I enjoyed quite a bit: The Big Bam (about Babe Ruth) and Ted Williams.
I won’t reveal too much of the story right now, except to say that I had never heard of this guy Montague and just happened to see that Montville had a new book when I was browsing in the bookstore. It sounded interesting, so I picked it up and when I started reading, I was immediately enraptured.
Fascinating story, and I recommend it highly. There’s even some baseball content (I imagine that Montville stumbled upon this story while researching his Babe Ruth biography). Excellent read.
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Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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