Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn't Want to Be One

Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn't Want to Be One

by Mark Kurlansky


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The remarkable life story of the first Jewish superstar athlete, by New York Times best-selling author Mark Kurlansky

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300192469
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Series: Jewish Lives
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mark Kurlansky has written, edited, or contributed to twenty books, which have been translated into twenty-five languages and won numerous prizes. His previous books Cod, Salt, 1968, and The Food of a Younger Land were all New York Times best-sellers.


New York, NY

Date of Birth:

December 7, 1948

Place of Birth:

Hartford, CT


Butler University, B.A. in Theater, 1970

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Prologue: The One Holy Day 1

1 Jewish Hitting 16

2 A Beautiful Swing 28

3 Greenberg's Time 52

4 Becoming Hank 62

5 Henry B. Interrupted 95

6 Escaped at Last 124

Epilogue: More Holy Days 145

Bibliography 149

Acknowledgments 153

Index 155

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