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Joe Dimaggio: The Long Vigil

ISBN 9780300172669
REGISTERED: 01/13/18
UPDATED: 11/29/20
Joe Dimaggio: The Long Vigil

As the New York Yankees' star centerfielder from 1936 to 1951, Joe DiMaggio is enshrined in America's memory as the epitome in sports of grace, dignity, and that ineffable quality called "class." But his career after retirement, starting with his nine-month marriage to Marilyn Monroe, was far less auspicious

  • Joe Dimaggio: The Long Vigil available on March 30 2016 from VitalSource for Https://" itemprop="offers" target="_external" title="" itemscope itemtype="">15.0
  • ISBN bar code 9780300172669 ξ1 registered February 17 2018
  • ISBN bar code 9780300172669 ξ2 registered March 30 2016
  • Product category is Book

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Writers like Gay Talese and Richard Ben Cramer have painted the private DiMaggio as cruel or self-centered. Now, Jerome Charyn restores the image of this American icon, looking at DiMaggio's life in a more sympathetic light.DiMaggio was a man of extremes, superbly talented on the field but privately insecure, passive, and dysfunctional. He never understood that for Monroe, on her own complex and tragic journey, marriage was a career move

    ^ Joe Dimaggio : The Long Vigil by Jerome Charyn (2011, E-book) (revised Jun 2018)
    ^ Joe Dimaggio: The Long Vigil VitalSource. (revised Mar 2016)

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