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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 'm not into baseball or sports history, I knew going into the book how it was going to end, and I STILL couldn't put this book down. I can't think of any higher praise for Mr. Read morePublished 13 days ago by A. Reader
When a biographer peels away a superstar's facade, what's left can be unattractive and disappointing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert H. Command
Lou Gehrig Worlds Greatest Baseball Player.
This so shy man, you would not think he would be anything special, but look at what he did. Read more
It was an interesting account and history of baseball as well as the life of Lou Gehrig and the disease that claimed his life.Published 5 months ago by Janice E Bryan
I really enjoyed this book. The topic was, of course, very interesting, and the book was well written. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John
Jonathan Eig's Luckiest Man was a pleasure to read. Much more than a simple recounting of the inspiring and tragic life of Lou Gehrig, he weaves a beautiful tale gushing with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by JBS
Lou "Iron Legs" Gehrig !! The greatest Baseball player that ever lived and the most honorable !! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kathryn Ransom-Williams
Thank you so much for the great price on a book I have wanted for so long. I received it on a Tuesday and was done reading it by Sunday. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Luvnmymedic
If you like baseball history, whether or not you are a NY Yankee fan, you'll love Eig's excellent account of one of baseball's biggest stars and the joys and tragedy that... Read morePublished 8 months ago by baseballdan