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: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 36mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 14 January 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0684865475
  • ISBN 13: 9780684865478
  • Illustrations note: 16pp illustrations
  • Sales rank: 284,713

Product description

Richard Ben Cramer uses his investigative skills to uncover startling, even shocking information about Joe DiMaggio's life. He presents DiMaggio's life, from his first games for the Yankees in the 1930s, his marriage to Marilyn Monroe and his rise to hero status, as a story of the media. He shows the invention of national celebrity in America and the ways in which fame can both build and destroy reputations.

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Author information

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.

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Larry King "USA Today" An extraordinary biography...This work will go down as one of the most definitive stories of a life and its times, sports or otherwise....You will not be disappointed.