Title: STORY OF MY LIFE, THE.
Publisher: Times Books
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus, Slightly Frayed DJ
Edition: First Edition
(Edited by Ira Berkow) Illus. 311pp Baseball had the consumate gent in Henry and never really knew it. Nice polish job by Berkow. Bookseller Inventory # 14799
Synopsis: Once in a great while there appears a baseball player who transcends the game and earns universal admiration from his fellow players, from fans, and from the American people. Such a man was Hank Greenberg, whose dynamic life and legendary career are among baseball's most inspiring stories. The Story of My Life tells the story of this extraordinary man in his own words, describing his childhood as the son of Eastern European immigrants in New York; his spectacular baseball career as one of the greatest home-run hitters of all time and later as a manager and owner; his heroic service in World War II; and his courageous struggle with cancer. Tall, handsome, and uncommonly good-natured, Greenberg was a secular Jew who, during a time of widespread religious bigotry in America, stood up for his beliefs. Throughout a lifetime of anti-Semitic abuse he maintained his dignity, becoming in the process a hero for Jews throughout America and the first Jewish ballplayer elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Review: The Story of My Life is an amazing portrait of a good and honorable man, both on and off the playing field... An absolute 'must' for Greenberg's fans, and an excellent addition to sports biography shelves everywhere. -- James A. Cox Midwest Book Review
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