Author: Cramer, Richard Ben
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Year Published: 2001
Subcategory: Sports & Recreation / Baseball / History
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: Joe DiMaggio was, at every turn, one man we could look at who made us feel good. In the hard-knuckled thirties, he was the immigrant boy who made it bigâ€”and spurred the New York Yankees to a new era of dynasty. He was the Yankee Clipper, the icon of elegance, the man who wooed and won Marilyn Monroeâ€”the most beautiful girl America could dream up. Joe DiMaggio was a mirror of our best self. And he was also the loneliest hero we ever had.
In this groundbreaking biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer presents a shocking portrait of a complicated, enigmatic life. The story that DiMaggio never wanted told, tells of his graceâ€”and greed; his dignity, prideâ€”and hidden shame. It is a story that sweeps through the twentieth century, bringing to light not just America's national game, but the birth (and the price) of modern national celebrity.
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