“Read with Steve” book club
Location: Main Library
Portland Public Library launches its “Read with Steve” Book Club on Friday, April 8th at noon. The “Read with Steve” book club will be led by Portland Public Library director Steve Podgajny and is for those interested in reading and discussing sports themed books. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at noon in Meeting Room #2 and the discussion will last an hour. Bring your lunch, drinks will be provided.
Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero by Leigh Montville
He was The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? What motivated him to interrupt his Hall of Fame career twice to serve his country as a fighter pilot; to embrace his fans while tangling with the media; to retreat from the limelight whenever possible into his solitary love of fishing; and to become the most famous man ever to have his body cryogenically frozen after his death? New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville, who wrote the celebrated Sports Illustrated obituary of Ted Williams, now delivers an intimate, riveting account of this extraordinary life.