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AudioBook: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic


On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig delivered what has been called “baseball’s Gettysburg Address” at Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that included the phrase that would become legendary. He died two years later and his fiery widow, Eleanor, wanted nothing more than to keep his memory alive. With her forceful will, she and the irascible producer Samuel Goldwyn quickly agreed to make a film based on Gehrig’s life, The Pride of the Yankees.

  • Author: Richard Sandomir
  • Narrator: Kevin Stillwell
  • Unabridged: 8 hr 7 min
  • Format: Digital Audiobook
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Published: 06/13/2017
  • Genre: Performing Arts – Film & Video – History & Criticism

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