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The lost memoir / Lou Gehrig, Alan D. Gaff.

Gehrig, Lou 1903-1941 (author.). Gaff, Alan D. (editor,, writer of introduction,, writer of additional commentary.).

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  • 13 of 17 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Forsyth County Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clemmons Branch B Gehrig, Lou (Text) 0112522818689 Adult New Biography Checked out 12/15/2020
Rural Hall Branch B Gehrig, Lou (Text) 0112522818670 Adult New Biography Checked out 12/07/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982132392
  • ISBN: 1982132396
  • Physical Description: print
    230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes a biographical essay by Alan D. Gaff.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-217) and index.
Summary, etc.: "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 remembrances were published that year as popular weekly columns in The Oakland Tribune. Until now, those pages were lost to history. Lou comes alive in his captivating memoir. It is a heartfelt rags-to-riches tale about a poor kid from New York who grew up to become one of the greatest. He takes us to his childhood home, to Columbia University where he flashed as a prospect, all the way to the dugout at Yankee Stadium where he recounts his first major league hit and bonding with Babe Ruth. There is a real poignancy to this tale. Built like a heavyweight boxer, "Iron Horse" Lou was one of the most powerful men to play the game. Off the field he was a shy, gentle soul. He would die prematurely from ALS, a degenerative neuromuscular disorder now known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Here is Lou back at bat-Hall of Famer, All Star, and MVP. Lou Gehrig is a monument and tribute to a singular life and career"--
Subject: Gehrig, Lou 1903-1941
New York Yankees (Baseball team)
Baseball players United States Biography
Baseball United States History 20th century
Genre: Autobiographies.
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