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The Bambino Secret

2 Ratings: 1.0
A book by J. Anderson Cross

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Author: J. Anderson Cross
Publisher: Elkhorn Publishing Inc.
2 reviews about The Bambino Secret
review by . December 25, 2008
Three things shine through in this debut novel by J. Anderson Cross    --His detailed research and analysis on the historical aspects of his debut novel  --His sincere passion for the subject of baseball and race  --His inexperience as a writer    "The Bambino Secret" as history is based on speculation, because of his dark complexion and large facial features, that Babe Ruth had African-American genes in his family tree. While there is …
review by . November 27, 2008
The premise of the book, that baseball star George (Babe) Ruth (also known as "the Bambino") was part black is a reasonable one, even if you do not consider some of his facial figures. Despite all the laws and social mores to the contrary, there was significant interbreeding between blacks and whites as soon as black slaves first arrived in the United States. Many slave owners thought nothing of being sexually involved with their female slaves, one writer, whose name I cannot bring to mind, wrote …
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