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30%OFFSandomir, Richard - The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic - 9780316355056 - V9780316355056
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The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic

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Description for The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic Hardcover. Timed to the 75th anniversary of the beloved classic Pride of the Yankees, New York Times columnist Richard Sandomir takes a look back at the making of a seminal sports film featuring one of Hollywood's greatest leading men, Gary Cooper Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: APF; WSJT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 156. .
On July 4, 1939, Gehrig delivered what has been called baseball's Gettysburg Address at Yankee Stadium. There is, for now, no known, intact film of Gehrig's speech, but instead, just a swatch of the newsreel footage has survived, incorporating his opening and closing remarks: For the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth, the last line, of course, having become one of the most famous, invoked, and inspiring, ever, anywhere. The New York Times account, the ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2017
Publisher
Hachette Books
Condition
New
Number of Pages
256
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780316355056
SKU
V9780316355056
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About Sandomir, Richard
Richard Sandomir has been the award-winning sports media and sports business writer for the New York Times since 1991.He is the author or co-author of several books including Bald Like Me, and, most recently, The Enlightened Bracketologist, and its sequel, The Final Four of Everything.

Reviews for The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic
An affectionate look at the making of the 1942 baseball biopic Pride of the Yankees, the rarest of movies
an American icon played by an American icon.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel It wouldn't be much of a stretch to call Sandomir's book as much of a classic as the movie that inspired it.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune New York Times sports columnist ... Read more

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