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Ben Bradlee, Jr.

Ben Bradlee Jr. is the author of the critically acclaimed The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams (2013). Bradlee has spent 25 years with The Boston Globe, and as deputy managing editor, oversaw the Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church from July 2001 to August 2002, and also supervised the production of a book on the subject, Betrayal (2002). This story became the foundation for the Academy Award-winning film Spotlight.

As a reporter, Bradlee served on the Spotlight Team, at the State House bureau, and as the paper's roving national correspondent from 1982-1986. He covered the 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis and also reported overseas for the Globe from Afghanistan, South Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Vietnam. A graduate of Colby College, Bradlee served in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan from 1970-1972.


The Kid

The Kid

by Ben Bradlee, Jr.

At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves--and that his fans have been waiting for.

Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher ...

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