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LocationClark County
Call NoB Gehr
TitleLou Gehrig : the lost memoir / Lou Gehrig, Alan D. Gaff.
AuthorGehrig, Lou, 1903-1941. author.
CollectionNF Biography
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101836497B Gehr7/31/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781982132392
International Standard Book Number 1982132396
Personal Name Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941. author.
Title Statement Lou Gehrig : the lost memoir / Lou Gehrig, Alan D. Gaff.
Edition Statement First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
Physical Description 230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note "Portions of this text were previously published in 1927 by The Oakland Tribune as Following the Babe."
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941.
Subject New York Yankees (Baseball team)
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Baseball players United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Baseball History 20th century. United States
Added Entry, Personal Name Gaff, Alan D. editor, writer of introduction, writer of additional commentary.

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