God Almighty Hisself

By Mitchell Nathanson,

Book cover of God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen

Book description

When the Philadelphia Phillies signed Dick Allen in 1960, fans of the franchise envisioned bearing witness to feats never before accomplished by a Phillies player. A half-century later, they're still trying to make sense of what they saw.
Carrying to the plate baseball's heaviest and loudest bat as well as…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked God Almighty Hisself as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Nathanson (like me) faced the dilemma of writing biography when the subject declines to be interviewed. His approach showed me the way. The availability of digital newspaper databases has opened up enormous possibilities for research, and Nathanson took advantage of them to provide color, detail, and analysis on a grand scale. The many dozens of reporters and newspaper writers who covered Dick Allen wrote game accounts, opinion columns, and feature stories that informed, inspired, and entertained contemporary readers. They watched the games from the vantage point of the press box, peppered the players and managers with questions in the clubhouse…

From David's list on deep-dive baseball biographies.

Want books like God Almighty Hisself?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like God Almighty Hisself.

Browse books like God Almighty Hisself

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and baseball?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and baseball.

Philadelphia Explore 80 books about Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Explore 82 books about Pennsylvania
Baseball Explore 168 books about baseball