THURSDAY, APRIL 12 AT 7PM
Gehrig and the babe:
THE FRIENDSHIP AND THE FEUD
The legendary achievements of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are undeniable hallmarks of baseball history. Much has been written about the two men as teammates, but Ruth and Gehrig's relationship away from the field is rarely, if ever, explored. In Gehrig and the Babe, Tony Castro portrays Ruth and Gehrig for what they were: American icons who were remarkably different men.
For the first time, readers will learn about a friendship driven apart, an enduring feud which wove its way in and out of their Yankees glory years and chilled their interactions until July 4, 1939—Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium—when Gehrig’s famous farewell address thawed out their stone silence.
Tony Castro is a Harvard and Baylor University-educated historian, Napoleonic scholar and author of several books, including the landmark civil rights history Chicano Power: The Emergence of Mexican America, which Publishers Weekly acclaimed as “brilliant… a valuable contribution to the understanding of our time.”
His other books include Mickey Mantle: America’s Prodigal Son (Brassey’s Books, 2002), hailed by The New York Times as the definitive biography of the baseball icon.
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