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Luckiest man : the life and death of Lou Gehrig

Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Lou Gehrig; Lou Gehrig
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Eig
ISBN: 0743245911 9780743245913
OCLC Number: 56685155
Description: viii, 420 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The survivor --
"Babe" Gehrig --
At Columbia --
The Behemoth of Bing --
Goodbye, Mr. Pipp --
Coming of age --
Sinner and saint --
Barnstorming days --
A charmed life --
The crash --
Iron horse --
Courtship --
Out of the shadows --
A night at the opera --
The next big thing --
Lord of the jungle --
Strange times --
The longest summer --
Like a match burning out --
Last chance --
Pitchers once feared his bat --
The bitter with the sweet --
Luckiest man --
The bureaucrat --
Our boy is pretty discouraged --
He was baseball.
Responsibility: Jonathan Eig.
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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.

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