Joe DiMaggio: A Bio-Bibliography

Leather/Fine Binding | January 3, 1986

byJack B. Moore

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"This is the book for the serious DiMaggio and sports-as-culture buff. Moore . . . has sifted through most of what has been written and rumored about the Yankee Clipper in newspapers, magazines, books and even songs. The narrative portion--there's also a bibliography and DiMaggio's baseball stats--is divided into two sections: DiMaggio's life on and off the field, and his evolving stature as a mythic figure. All rendered in sensitive, but refreshingly unsentimental, prose." USA Today "Anyone serious about building an excellent baseball library or interested in the role of sports in American society should get a copy of this book. . . . All in all, an excellent and well-researched book." The Sporting News

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"This is the book for the serious DiMaggio and sports-as-culture buff. Moore . . . has sifted through most of what has been written and rumored about the Yankee Clipper in newspapers, magazines, books and even songs. The narrative portion--there's also a bibliography and DiMaggio's baseball stats--is divided into two sections: DiMaggio...

Format:Leather/Fine BindingDimensions:263 pagesPublished:January 3, 1986Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

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ISBN - 10:0313239177

ISBN - 13:9780313239175

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"This latest in the series Popular Culture Bio-Bibliographies' is a realistic multidimensional portrayal of a great sports hero. Written in an almost academic style by a professor of American studies, it depicts DiMaggio not as a legend but as a superb athlete and all-around nice guy. In addition to a detailed biographical account, the author analyzes the cultural conditions that helped make the Yankee Clipper' such a remarkable figure. Moore also painstakingly examines much of the literature about him, including even comic books, attempting to distinguish between fact and numerous accounts of dubious veracity. He includes a long bibliography. This book, unlike most popular biographies and ghost-written autobiographies ... will provide interesting insights for the most selective [baseball enthusiasts]. Recommended only for the serious, dedicated fan and an appropriate acquisition for college, community college, secondary school, and public libraries."-Choice