Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio

The Hero's Life

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
A chronicle of the complex, inspiring, and sometimes tragic life of one of the century's great sports stars also examines the influence of the media and the nature of celebrity in American society.

Blackwell North Amer
In this biography, Richard Ben Cramer presents a stunning, often shocking portrait of the hero nobody knew. It is a story that sweeps through the twentieth century, bringing to light along the way not just America's national game, but her movie stars, mobsters, pols, writers...the birth (and the price) of modern national celebrity.
This is the story Joe DiMaggio never wanted to tell - and never wanted anyone else to tell. It is the story of his grace - and greed; his dignity, pride - and hidden shame. After five years of relentless reporting, Cramer brings alive, for the first time, the story of DiMaggio the man.

Baker
& Taylor

A revealing and comprehensive chronicle of the complex, inspiring, and sometimes tragic life of one of the century's great sports stars examines in the process the influence of the media and the nature of celebrity in American society. 150,000 first printing. First serial, Newsweek. BOMC Feat Alt. QPB Alt.

Simon and Schuster
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer, here is the definitive story of Joe DiMaggio's life -- the story that DiMaggio never would tell. This groundbreaking biography of DiMaggio -- from his first game with the Yankees in the 1930's through his rise to national hero status, and onto his lonely and mysterious death last year -- reveals startling information about his life, but becomes much more than one man's story. In Cramer's hands, DiMaggio's complicated life befomes, too, the story of America's media machine, the invention of a national celebrity in America, and the ways in which fame can both build and destroy.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000
ISBN: 9780684853918
0684853914
Branch Call Number: Biography D591c
Characteristics: 546 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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