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Lou Gehrig's perseverance is legendary. During the fourteen years as a first baseman for the NY Yankees, he didnt miss a single game. His stamina earned him the nickname "The Iron Horse" and helped him to set what then was a world record. Lou loved baseball and considered himself a very lucky man, even though on his 36th birthday he was diagnosed with a rare and fatal disease. This powerful biography traces Lou Gehrig's life, capturing his strength, modestly, and dignity for which this remarkable man will always be remembered. Recommended for ages 6 to 9.
This biography traces Gehrig’s life, from childhood through his illustrious career with the Yankees to his struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and his tragic death at age thirty-seven. Expressive illustrations capture the strength, modesty, and dignity for which this remarkable man will always be remembered. “Readers will feel good after reading this biography--and maybe even inspired to start measuring themselves against Gehrig’s standard.”--Kirkus Reviews
DAVID A. ADLER lives in New York.
TERRY WIDENER lives in Texas.
"A touching tribute to the baseball superstar . . . Stunning illustrations."-The Boston Globe
"Well told and handsomely illustrated." -The New York Times Book Review