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Luckiest Man The Life And Death of Lou Gehrig (Paperback)

Author:  Jonathan Eig
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0743268938
ISBN-13: 9780743268936
Sku: 31282250
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  420
Age Range:  NA
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Draws on hundreds of new interviews and previously unpublished letters to present a comprehensive account of the life of the Hall of Fame ballplayer whose career was cut short by the disease now named for him, in a portrait that shares background details about his rivalry with Babe Ruth, the onset of his illness, and the final years of his life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. *Author: Eig, Jonathan *Subtitle: The Life And Death of Lou Gehrig *Publication Date: 2006/03/28 *Number of Pages: 420 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.25
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Recounts the life of the Hall of Fame ballplayer whose career was cut short by the disease now commonly called after him, in a portrait that shares details about his rivalry with Babe Ruth, the onset of his illness, and the final years of his life.Draws on hundreds of new interviews and previously unpublished letters to present a comprehensive account of the life of the Hall of Fame ballplayer whose career was cut short by the disease now named for him, in a portrait that shares background details about his rivalry with Babe Ruth, the onset of his illness, and the final years of his life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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The shy and retiring Lou Gehrig became a baseball legend, playing in 2,130 consecutive games as a stalwart hitter and first-baseman for the Yankees in the 1920s and '30s. This exhaustive biography of Gehrig emphasizes his low-key, humble, endearingly eccentric personality, which was especially striking when contrasted with the flamboyant Babe Ruth, who was nonetheless one of Gehrig's good friends. Jonathan Eig also emphasizes Gehrig's touching devotion to his mother, his inability to insist on the large salary he deserved, and, of course, the courage and dignity of his final years, when he was a victim of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, now known as Lou Gehrig disease. The book is an engaging portrait, full of funny anecdotes, touching scenes, and a lot of great pictures.

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Publishers Weekly
"A baseball icon, as never before portrayed....Yes, Gehrig is depicted as a man who faced death without complaint, but he's also outstandingly portrayed as a fallible man with faults and peccadilloes. Eig's highly readable account brings uncommon humanity to a legendary, golden sports hero." 04/09/2005

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Product attributePublisher:   Simon & Schuster
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