Guernsey Van Riper, Jr. attended DePauw University in 1926. He earned two varsity letters as quarterback on the football team and one letter as a first baseman on the baseball team. After graduating, he worked in advertising then became an editor at Bobbs-Merrill Publishing Company. He turned his love of sports into books, writing biographies of Lou Gehrig and Knute Rockne along with ten other children’s books.
Lou Gehrig: One of Baseball's Greatest (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)by Guernsey Van Riper Jr., Jerry Robinson (Illustrator), Jr. Van Riper
One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians.
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