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Me and DiMaggio

Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0671505041 / ISBN 13: 9780671505042
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1986
Used Condition: Good - Gift Inscription Hardcover
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Sports*: A hardcover in very good shape (except for a gift inscription) in which the NY Times book reviewer follows a baseball season, interviews figures in the game and shares his memories of seasons past. Thank you for shopping at an independent bookstore. Bookseller Inventory # 0016346

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Title: Me and DiMaggio

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Very Good

Book Condition:Good - Gift Inscription

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Hardcover Presumed First

Book Type: Hardcover Memoir

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Synopsis:

A year long behind-the-scenes look at the players, owners, promoters, reporters, and game of baseball.

Review:

All real baseball fans can conjure up the moment the game first cast its spell on them. For Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, it came through the static of the radio, spurring his imagination to witness vividly a three home-run performance in the late 1940s by the great Joe DiMaggio. Cut to half a lifetime later: Lehmann-Haupt, a New York Times book critic, decides to set off on a year-long journey into the heart of America's national pastime. Less intent on recapturing that first moment as on exploring the game's sometimes mystical and continual appeal, he follows a season from spring training to winter meetings. Me and DiMaggio is memoir cloaked in reportage, a tricky melding of genres that's never quite sure whether it's journal or journalism. Still, there are so many good insights into the game here--and a fascinating, if oddly sad, encounter with the elusive DiMaggio himself--that if Lehmann-Haupt doesn't quite reach the fences, he at least gets himself into scoring position.

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