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Joe DiMaggio : the long vigil

Author: Jerome Charyn
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Series: Icons of America.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the life of the baseball player in a new light, as a man who took his marriage to Marilyn Monroe very seriously long after their divorce, and had trouble finding a new role for himself during his retirement from the sport.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joe DiMaggio; Joe DiMaggio; Joe Di Maggio; Joe DiMaggio
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Charyn
ISBN: 9780300123289 0300123280 9780300181470 0300181477
OCLC Number: 656850316
Description: xv, 170 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: "Our national exaggeration" --
The walloping wop --
Joltin' Joe and the ghost of Lou Gehrig --
"C'mon, Joe, talk to me" --
The wounded warrior --
The princess of Yankee Stadium --
Mr. Marilyn Monroe --
"Bigger than the Statue of Liberty" --
The greatest living ball player --
The biggest fan of them all --
Finale : an outfielder's sky.
Series Title: Icons of America.
Responsibility: Jerome Charyn.

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As the New York Yankees' star centre fielder from 1936 to 1951, Joe DiMaggio is enshrined in America's memory as the epitome in sports of grace, dignity, and that ineffable quality called 'class'.  Read more...

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