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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.
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 29 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by JBS
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 3 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 4 months ago by baseballdan
This book kept me up late at night and was one of the most interesting life stories I've ever read. I laughed at some instances and was moved to tears as well. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Renae Baker
Excellent book with intricate details about Lou Gehrig' s personal and professional baseball career. Read morePublished 4 months ago by esanabria
It's Lou Gehrig!! That's good enough, but Jonathan Eig really gives you a lot of great detail and info in this book. Worth the buy and read.Published 4 months ago by Victor Fotia
I am not one to sit down to read a book, but this one pulled me in and took me on a journey of a life of an extraordinary man. Read morePublished 4 months ago by dan23blake