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The Resource The lost memoir, Lou Gehrig, Alan D. Gaff

The lost memoir, Lou Gehrig, Alan D. Gaff

Label
The lost memoir
Title
The lost memoir
Statement of responsibility
Lou Gehrig, Alan D. Gaff
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The lost memoir from baseball icon Lou Gehrig-a major historical discovery, published for the first time as a book, with "color commentary" from historian Alan Gaff. In 1927, the legendary Lou Gehrig sat down to write the remarkable story of his life and career. He was at his peak, fresh off a record-breaking season with the fabled '27 World Series champion Yankees. It was an era unlike any other. Gehrig's personal remembrances were published that year as popular weekly columns in The Oakland Tribune. Until now, those pages were lost to history. Lou comes alive in his captivating memoir. It is a heartfelt rags-to-riches tale about a poor kid from New York who grew up to become one of the greatest. He takes us to his childhood home, to Columbia University where he flashed as a prospect, all the way to the dugout at Yankee Stadium where he recounts his first major league hit and bonding with Babe Ruth. There is a real poignancy to this tale. Built like a heavyweight boxer, "Iron Horse" Lou was one of the most powerful men to play the game. Off the field he was a shy, gentle soul. He would die prematurely from ALS, a degenerative neuromuscular disorder now known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Here is Lou back at bat-Hall of Famer, All Star, and MVP. Lou Gehrig is a monument and tribute to a singular life and career"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1903-1941
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gehrig, Lou
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.G4
LC item number
A3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gaff, Alan D.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gehrig, Lou
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofadditionalcommentary
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Label
The lost memoir, Lou Gehrig, Alan D. Gaff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Portions of this text were previously published in 1927 by The Oakland Tribune as Following the Babe."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781982132392
Lccn
2019033015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1133663090
  • (OCoLC)1133663090
Label
The lost memoir, Lou Gehrig, Alan D. Gaff
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Portions of this text were previously published in 1927 by The Oakland Tribune as Following the Babe."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781982132392
Lccn
2019033015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1133663090
  • (OCoLC)1133663090

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