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George Steinbrenner, the longtime owner (since 1973) of the New York Yankees, has been one of the most colorful characters in modern baseball lore, with emotions about him-pro and con-running deep among Yankee fans. Golenbock (Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-1964) has written many sports best sellers, and his technique is to tell a story through relating interviews and hilarious anecdotes, producing an easily readable winning formula. Readers will gain insight into the love-hate relationship with Steinbrenner's nemesis, manager Billy Martin, and some incredible championship years. Steinbrenner's role has now diminished as his sons have taken control, but he has cast a large shadow over the team and the sport. His legacy will probably take many years to assess, but this is a good, readable biography in the meantime. Recommended for most baseball buffs; even non-Yankee fans will enjoy. On the topic of the Steinbrenner-Martin relationship, also consider veteran sportswriter Phil Pepe's The Ballad of Billy and George: The Tempestuous Baseball Marriage of Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner.