Joe Dimaggio

Joe Dimaggio : The Hero's Life

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 35.56mm | 657.71g
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chapter opening art t-o
  • 0684865475
  • 9780684865478
  • 563,808

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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. Daniel Okrent Time Absolutely persuasive...Cramer is an all-star reporter...DiMaggio is rendered so vividly you almost want to look away. Ken Garcia San Francisco Chronicle An often brilliant and deeply disturbing look into the rise of one of the country's modern-day giants. Robert Lipsyte The New York Times The most absorbing and readable sports biography in recent memory. Ken Garcia San Francisco Chronicle An often brilliant and deeply disturbing look into the rise of one of the country's modern-day giants.

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About Richard Ben Cramer

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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