Joe Dimaggio: A Biography David Jones

ISBN: 9780313330223

Published: October 30th 2004

Hardcover

168 pages


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Joe Dimaggio: A Biography  by  David  Jones

Joe Dimaggio: A Biography by David Jones
October 30th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 168 pages | ISBN: 9780313330223 | 3.75 Mb

Immortalized in song and story, Joe DiMaggio is one of baseballs most accomplished players--and also one of its most enigmatic stars. DiMaggios life is often seen as embodying the American Dream. The son of Sicilian immigrants, he rose from anMoreImmortalized in song and story, Joe DiMaggio is one of baseballs most accomplished players--and also one of its most enigmatic stars.

DiMaggios life is often seen as embodying the American Dream. The son of Sicilian immigrants, he rose from an unexceptional childhood in San Francisco to stardom on the national pastimes greatest stage--Yankee Stadium. As a player, DiMaggio fought off injuries and earned a reputation for unyielding excellence, exemplified by his Major-League-record 56-game hitting streak. DiMaggios celebrity and sense of style and grace transcended the game, and his brief marriage to Americas sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe, remains the stuff of legends.

But Joltin Joe struggled with the attention and scrutiny that came with fame, and he became increasingly reclusive in later life. In this concise biography, David Jones offers a complex new look at the man who was once voted baseballs greatest living player.It has been said that hitting a baseball is the hardest thing in professional sports.

Baseballs All-Time Greatest HitterS presents biographies on Greenwoods selection for the 12 best hitters in Major League history, written by some of todays best baseball authors. These books present straightforward stories in accessible language for the high school researcher and the general reader alike. Each volume includes a timeline, bibliography, and index. In addition, each volume includes a Making of a Legend chapter that analyses the evolution of the players fame and (in some cases) infamy.



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