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The DiMaggios : Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream

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In The DiMaggios, acclaimed sportswriter Tom Clavin reveals the untold Great American Story of three brothers, Joltin' Joe, Dom, and Vince DiMaggio, and the Great American Game-baseball-that would consume their lives.A vivid portrait of a family and the ways in which their shifting fortunes and status shaped their relationships, The DiMaggios is a exploration of an era and a culture.This comprehensive biography that recalls the work of Jane Leavy offers a trove of insight into one of the game's greatest players and his family, sure to be treasured by Yankees fans, Red Sox Fans, and baseball aficionados around the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Ecco Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062183788
  • 9780062183781
  • 1,510,121

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The great American story of three brothers--Joltin' Joe, Dom, and Vince Dimaggio--and the great American game, baseball, that would consume their lives

More than three hundred fifty sets of brothers have played in the major leagues since the 1870s. But few have had the skill, the charisma, or the success of the DiMaggio brothers. In The DiMaggios, journalist Tom Clavin draws on a wealth of source materials, interviews with family members and teammates, and in-depth reporting to reveal how three kids from an immigrant family of eleven found their way to the upper echelons of American sports and popular culture. A vivid portrait of a family and the ways in which their shifting fortunes and status shaped their relationships, it is also a transporting exploration of an era and a culture, using our national pastime, baseball, as a lens to view and understand American society in the twentieth century.
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About Tom Clavin

Tom Clavin is the author of fifteen books, including biographies of Roger Maris and Gil Hodges. He was a contributor to the New York Times for fifteen years, and the publications for which he has written include Golf Magazine, Manhattan, Men's Journal, Parade, and Smithsonian. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.
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141 ratings
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4 50% (70)
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