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Inhaltsangabe: Every baseball fan is familiar with the legend of Lou Gehrig. He was the Iron Horse, the New York Yankee who never missed a game in his life until his career was cut short by a disease that is now named for him. Drawing on new interviews and previously unpublished letters, this authoritative biography shows us one of the greatest baseball players of all time as we've never seen him before.
Review: Lou Gehrig started his professional baseball career at a time when players began to be seen as national celebrities. Though this suited charismatic men such as Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, Gehrig avoided the spotlight and preferred to speak with his bat. Best known for playing in 2,130 consecutive games as well as his courage in battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (a disease that now bears his name), the Iron Horse that emerges from this book is surprisingly naïve and insecure. He would cry in the clubhouse after disappointing performances, was painfully shy around women (much to the amusement of some of his teammates), and particularly devoted to his German-immigrant mother all his life. Even after earning the league MVP award he still feared the Yankees would let him go. Against the advice of Ruth and others, he refused to negotiate aggressively and so earned less than he deserved for many seasons. Honest, humble, and notoriously frugal, his only vices were chewing gum and the occasional cigarette. And despite becoming one of the finest first basemen of all time, Jonathan Eig shows how Gehrig never seemed to conquer his self-doubt, only to manage it better.
Jonathan Eig's Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig offers a fascinating and well-rounded portrait of Gehrig, from his dugout rituals and historic games to his relationships with his mother, wife, coaches, and teammates. His complex friendship with Ruth, who was the polar opposite to Gehrig in nearly every respect, is given particularly vivid attention. Take this revealing description of how the two men began a barnstorming tour together following their 1927 World Series victory: "Ruth tipped the call girls and sent them on their way. Gehrig kissed his mother goodbye." Eig also shares some previously unknown details regarding his consecutive games streak and how he dealt with ALS during the final years of his life. Rich in anecdotes and based on hundreds of interviews and 200 pages of recently discovered letters, the book effectively shows why the Iron Horse remains an American icon to this day. --Shawn Carkonen
Titel: Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou ...
Verlag: Thorndike Press
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Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, 2005. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9491628
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2798957479
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG078627638X
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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU0444170
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P02078627638X
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P11078627638X