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Charles Leerhsen

Charles Leerhsen

Decatur Library Auditorium

May 28, 2015, 7:15p.m.

Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty is a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb. Who is the real Ty Cobb? Setting the record straight, Charles Leerhsen pushed aside the myths, traveled to Georgia and Detroit, and re-traced Cobb’s journey, from the shy son of a professor and state senator who was progressive on race for his time, to America’s first true sports celebrity. In the process, he tells of a life overflowing with incident and a man who cut his own path through his times—a man we thought we knew but really didn’t.