Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

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Harcourt Brace, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Throughout eight years of grade school, he never missed a single day. During fourteen years as a first baseman for the New York Yankees, he didn't miss a single game. Lou Gehrig's stamina earned him the nickname Iron Horse and helped him set what was then a world record - 2130 consecutive games. Lou considered himself a very lucky man indeed - even though on his thirty-sixth birthday he was diagnosed with a rare and deadly disease of the central nervous system.

Steadfast, courageous, and modest, Lou Gehrig inspired many people. But perhaps what most deeply moved his admirers was the grace with which he faced the biggest challenge of them all.

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Review: Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

User Review  - Andy Miller - Goodreads

The thoroughness of this fine biography ties together and explains the different parts of Lou Gehrig's life. His upbringing by parents who isolated themselves and were of modest means, including his ... Read full review

Review: Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

I have always liked and shared this picture book biography of the great Lou Gehrig. His gentle spirit and positive attitude were qualities to be admired. This book is older and if written today, I'm guessing the back matter would be very interested! Read full review

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About the author (1997)

DAVID A. ADLER lives in New York.

TERRY WIDENER lives in Texas.