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Description - Joe DiMaggio by Richard Ben Cramer

Richard Ben Cramer uses his investigative skills to uncover startling, even shocking information about Joe DiMaggio's life. He presents DiMaggio's life, from his first games for the Yankees in the 1930s, his marriage to Marilyn Monroe and his rise to hero status, as a story of the media. He shows the invention of national celebrity in America and the ways in which fame can both build and destroy reputations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780684865478
ISBN-10: 0684865475
Format: Paperback
(214mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Ben Cramer

Richard Ben Cramer's magazine articles have appeared in ROLLING STONE, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER and ESQUIRE, where he serves as contributing editor, and have been anthologised in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS.