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The lost memoir

Author: Lou Gehrig; Alan D Gaff
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
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"The lost memoir from baseball icon Lou Gehrig-a major historical discovery, published for the first time as a book, with "color commentary" from historian Alan Gaff. In 1927, the legendary Lou Gehrig sat down to write the remarkable story of his life and career. He was at his peak, fresh off a record-breaking season with the fabled '27 World Series champion Yankees. It was an era unlike any other. Gehrig's personal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941.
Lost memoir.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
(DLC) 2019033016
Named Person: Lou Gehrig; Lou Gehrig
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lou Gehrig; Alan D Gaff
ISBN: 9781982132392 1982132396
OCLC Number: 1133663090
Notes: "Portions of this text were previously published in 1927 by The Oakland Tribune as Following the Babe."
Description: 230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Alan D. Gaff --
The lost memoir --
Lou: the biographical essay / by Alan D. Gaff --Roster --
Lou Gehrig's regular season lifetime stats --
Lou Gehrig's tips on how to watch a ball game.
Responsibility: Lou Gehrig, Alan D. Gaff.

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