George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire

George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire

by Peter Golenbock
     
 

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"Who but the master of the baseball biography, Golenbock, could finally get the fix on Steinbrenner, the most curious, fearsome, pathetic, seminal figure in the pastime's modern history. You'll hate and love George all over again in this fast-moving pageant of tales you never heard and old ones told truthfully."
Robert Lipsyte, author, Heroes of

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"Who but the master of the baseball biography, Golenbock, could finally get the fix on Steinbrenner, the most curious, fearsome, pathetic, seminal figure in the pastime's modern history. You'll hate and love George all over again in this fast-moving pageant of tales you never heard and old ones told truthfully."
Robert Lipsyte, author, Heroes of Baseball

"Loathe him or hate him, he's the most famous owner in the history of professional baseball, the one and only Boss. Now, finally, from a writer who knows the Yankees inside-out, is a complete, rip-roaring portrait of the man behind the turtlenecks, tantrums, sky-scraping payroll and championship rings."
Jonathan Mahler, author, The Bronx is Burning

"No one is better equipped to delve into George Steinbrenner's improbable, outsized life than Peter Golenbock, the undisputed king of baseball books. His latest is compulsively readable and chock-full of revealing anecdotes that are sure to make headlines. A fascinating account of a complex man who is both infuriating bully and beloved icon."
Jane Heller, author of Confessions of a She-Fan: The Course of True Love with the New York Yankees

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

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.
—Paul Kaplan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470730331
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/29/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,052,380
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Golenbock is one of the nation's best-known sports authors. He has written some of sports' most important books, including five New York Times bestsellers: The Bronx Zoo with Sparky Lyle, Number 1 with Billy Martin, Balls with Graig Nettles, Idiot with Johnny Damon, and Personal Fouls. He is also the author of the bestselling book on NASCAR, American Zoom, and he has written books about the Mets, and most recently 7: The Mickey Mantle Novel. His collaboration with Tony Curtis, American Prince, reached number seven on the New York Times bestseller list. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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