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Jonathan Eig's Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig offers a fascinating and well-rounded portrait of Gehrig, from his dugout rituals and historic games to his relationships with his mother, wife, coaches, and teammates. His complex friendship with Ruth, who was the polar opposite to Gehrig in nearly every respect, is given particularly vivid attention. Take this revealing description of how the two men began a barnstorming tour together following their 1927 World Series victory: "Ruth tipped the call girls and sent them on their way. Gehrig kissed his mother goodbye." Eig also shares some previously unknown details regarding his consecutive games streak and how he dealt with ALS during the final years of his life. Rich in anecdotes and based on hundreds of interviews and 200 pages of recently discovered letters, the book effectively shows why the Iron Horse remains an American icon to this day. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I highly recommend this book to all Yankee and baseball fans.
A really good book about Lou Gehrig's life as both a baseball player and a person is Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrid. by Jonathan Eig.
Eig has written a wonderful book that gives great insight into not only Gehrig the player, but also Gehrig the man.
With all the hype this year over the ice bucket challenge, decided to learn more about the man synonymous with ALS. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by M. Levine
Not your ordinary Bio. Insights about Gehrig and his family not commonly known.Anyone interested in ALS should also read this item.Very well donePublished 17 hours ago by Gregory Graves
I`ve been a Chicago Cubs fan for the past 64 years.All my life i`ve aways hated the New York Yankees. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Alan H.Myers
This was a very good read. I enjoyed hearing the details of Lou Gehrig's life and the struggles he had that affected his life, as well as his family and friends. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Richard H. Hansen
A very insightful story of Lou's life and the background that molded this larger than life character. Such a true gentleman. Read morePublished 10 days ago by T.Edwards
Very interesting view into the world of baseball in the pre=war years. Also a look at a very unique individual. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Burt