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Paperback The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic Book

ISBN: 0316355062

ISBN13: 9780316355063

The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic

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"I CONSIDER MYSELF THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH." On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig delivered what has been called "baseball's Gettysburg Address" at Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that included the phrase that would become legendary. He died two years later and his fiery widow, Eleanor, wanted nothing more than to keep his memory alive. With her forceful will, she and the irascible producer Samuel Goldwyn quickly agreed to...

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