Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir

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Price
$26.00  $24.18
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781982132392

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About the Author
Alan D. Gaff received a bachelor's degree in history from Indiana University in 1979 and a master's degree in American history from Ball State University in 1980. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, he retired from the United States Postal Service in 2009 after nearly thirty years of service. Since 1984, Mr. Gaff has been president of Historical Investigations, a research firm specializing in history, archaeology, and environmental research. Successful and respected authorities on American military history, Alan and his wife Maureen have authored and edited eleven books. On Many a Bloody Field was a selection of the History Book Club and a University Press national bestseller. If This Is War and Our Boys: A Civil War Photograph Album won awards of merit from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Blood in the Argonne: The "Lost Battalion" of World War I was a finalist for the Distinguished Writing Award from the Army Historical Foundation. Gaff and his son Donald have also edited four books, George Kimball's A Corporal's Story, Charles Curtis's Ordered West, two unique Civil War narratives, Damon Runyon's Amid the Ruins, and James Freaner's From the Halls of the Montezumas. In March of 2018 Alan was honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award from Lourdes University.
Reviews
"A fitting tribute to an inspiring baseball legend."
--Publishers Weekly

"A simple gem for baseball fans."
--Kirkus Reviews

"It is a special treat to add Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir, to the canon of such a profound American life. What a treasure to hear from Gehrig at the height of his powers, blissfully unaware of the hardship he would face. Gehrig offers fascinating first-hand insight into his life and the world of baseball in the 1920s, and Alan D. Gaff follows with a captivating essay giving readers the full scope of the man. This book is a must read for anyone interested in a fresh perspective from a true legend in his prime."
--Tyler Kepner, national baseball writer for The New York Times, bestselling author of K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

"Lost no more, Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir is a remarkable find--and brings the Iron Horse to life in a new, compelling way. Gehrig is one of the essential figures in American sport and this is an essential addition to his story."
--Jeremy Schaap, host of ESPN's E:60 and Outside the Lines