The Blue Ridge Branch has many, many sports biographies. Today’s subject: Ted Williams, aka Terrible Ted. I don’t remember seeing him play on television, but he was featured on a well-known cereal’s box when I was a kid. I just always knew he was a great hitter and for me, was the face of major league baseball.
Do you know why he was called Terrible Ted, as well as the Splendid Splinter, the Thumper, and Teddy Ballgame?
Did you know he interrupted his baseball career to serve in World War II and the Korean War?
As the last days of summer draw near, don’t let your mind fizzle out. School will be starting again soon! Students of all ages and schools of thought can benefit by interesting reading. Put aside the Beach Reads, the kids picture books, and read something you can think about. Think about picking up some Non-Fiction Novelties from our display at the Antioch Branch. Look for narrative non-fiction, history, biographies, true crime, short stories and so much more!
Biographical Fiction - Oxymoron or Literary Genre?
I used to think that biographical fiction was an oxymoron ranking right up there with icy hot and jumbo shrimp. I was distrustful of the genre, and was uncomfortable with authors injecting fiction into fact.