Joe DiMaggio

The Hero's Life
Product Number: EB00561211
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439127988
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Description

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 big-and spurred the New York Yankees to a new era of dynasty. He was Broadway Joe, the icon of elegance, the man who wooed and won Marilyn Monroe-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 grace-and greed; his dignity, pride-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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Author(s): Richard Ben Cramer
Original Publish Date: Jan 22, 2013

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