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

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-13
  • Publisher: Wiley
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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 Lipsyteauthor, 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 Mahlerauthor, The Bronx is Burning"No one is better equipped to delve intoGeorge 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 accountof a complex man who is both infuriatingbully and beloved icon."-Jane Hellerauthor of Confessions of a She-Fan: The Courseof True Love with the New York Yankees

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Personality Disordersp. xvii
Prologue: The Final Gamep. 1
Henry and Georgep. 5
Culver Military Academyp. 13
Williams Collegep. 26
Lockbourne Air Force Basep. 44
Coach Georgep. 51
Come to Papap. 64
The Cleveland Pipersp. 71
George Builds an Empirep. 91
Vernon Stouffer's Revengep. 98
Buying the CBS Yankeesp. 104
George Takes Chargep. 113
Watergatep. 122
George's Short Exilep. 135
Wooing Billyp. 141
George's First Pennantp. 160
The Bronx Zoop. 164
"One's a Born Liar. . ."p. 183
George in Chargep. 195
The Fans Chantp. 212
Hello, I Must Be Goingp. 221
Insanityp. 237
Howie Spira and Mr. Mayp. 248
American Ship Goes Underp. 260
Gene Michael Rebuildsp. 268
Joe Torre Arrivesp. 286
George Takes Back the Reinsp. 304
The Gold Minep. 313
Silent Georgep. 325
George the Munificentp. 337
Notesp. 347
Bibliographyp. 353
Indexp. 355
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