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As a middle aged lifetime baseball fan, I love reading about the history.
This slim 150-page book is an excellent introduction to Hank Greenberg, who longed to be referred to as a great baseball player, not a great Jewish baseball player.
Author sometimes went overboard, IMO, with too much backstory of immigrant Jews attempts at assimilation.
Hank Greenberg was major league baseball's first superstar Jewish player. Greenberg, a star for the Detroit Tigers, was voted an All-Star four times and won the American League... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Barry Sparks
Very insightful and an easy read. Good details about Greenberg's life and times, particularly during a difficult era of anti-semitism in many parts of the country. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Andy Pollack
I enjoyed this book. It wasn't a biography, to me, it was more of a telling of a man that stood up for what he believed in, in a time that made that a hard thing to do. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Millied
Repetitive=got boring after a while. there was too much info about a lot of other players and their issues and problemsPublished 23 months ago by Phyllis Lensky
This short work is an excellent addition to the library of anyone interested in the history of baseball and its great player. Read morePublished on April 7, 2012 by Jonathan A. Weiss
I grew up in Detroit and Hank Greenberg's picture hangs on my basement wall, so my initial interest in this Greenberg book was from the sports angle. Read morePublished on August 24, 2011 by Max Rudolph
This is not a typical baseball biography, but it's close enough to interest baseball fans. I have always felt that Greenberg has not gotten the fame that he deserves. Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by Richard S. Dixon Jr.