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Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou…

Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

by Jonathan Eig

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Presents the story of the New York Yankee first baseman who was struck down in his prime by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.



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I try to read a few baseball books every year. This is a great biography. ( )
  burningdervish | Nov 29, 2016 |
A very good documentary of the life of Lou Gehrig. It begins when his parents meet and goes to his death. The story shows his love of baseball and his mother. It is unclear as to whether he ever knew how serious his disease was or if he was ever told because his medical records were sealed at the time and unavailable to this author. It could have been possible that he knew but chose not to address that fact and who could blame him.

He was an unsung baseball hero till towards the end of his career and a hero in how he handled his disease.

I thought this was very good and very emotional story of Lou Gehrig. You don't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy the book and the story of this amazing man. ( )
  Diane_K | Jul 14, 2015 |
One of the most inspiring lives in American History, Lou Gehrig was a true legend. Baseball lovers need to know his story. History lovers need to know his story. Americans need to know his story! ( )
  mgeorge2755 | May 13, 2014 |
Terrific bio of the Iron Horse. Not just for Yankee fans; worthwhile reading for any devotee of America's Pastime. ( )
  namfos | Apr 8, 2014 |
A straightforward biography of Lou Gehrig. ( )
  nmele | Aug 3, 2013 |
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