Joe Dimaggio: The Hero's Life

Joe Dimaggio: The Hero's Life

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By (author) Richard Ben Cramer

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 229mm x 38mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0684853914
  • ISBN 13: 9780684853918
  • Illustrations note: 16pp halftones

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A groundbreaking, breathtaking biography of one of the Century's great icons, the late Joe Dimaggio, from the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning author of the bestseller WHAT IT TAKES. Few celebrities have captivated the sport's world for as long, or with such depth, as Joe DiMaggio. Here, for the first time, is the definitive story of his life, as told by the award-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer. In Cramer's hands, DiMaggio's complicated life, from the first game with the Yankees in the 1930's, his marriage to Marilyn Monroe and his rise to hero status, becomes a story of the media, the invention of a national celebrity in America, and the ways in which fame can both build and destroy. Using his renowned investigative skills, Cramer has uncovered startling, even shocking, information about DiMaggio's life and presents them with his trademark combination of 'jarring, unsentimental prose' (THE NEW YORK TIMES).

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Richard Ben Cramer's magazine articles have appeared in ROLLING STONE, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER and ESQUIRE, where he serves as contributing editor, and have been anthologised in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS.