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The Resource Dinner with Dimaggio : memories of an American hero, Dr. Rock Positano and John Positano ; with a foreword by Francis Ford Coppola and an introduction by Fay T. Vincent

Dinner with Dimaggio : memories of an American hero, Dr. Rock Positano and John Positano ; with a foreword by Francis Ford Coppola and an introduction by Fay T. Vincent

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Dinner with Dimaggio : memories of an American hero
Title
Dinner with Dimaggio
Title remainder
memories of an American hero
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Rock Positano and John Positano ; with a foreword by Francis Ford Coppola and an introduction by Fay T. Vincent
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The real Joe DiMaggio, remembered by the man who knew him best in the last decade of his life--candid and little-known stories about icons from Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, and his Yankees teammates on the field to Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and other great celebrities off the field. Dr. Rock Positano, an internationally renowned foot specialist in New York City, was introduced to Joe DiMaggio by the dean of New York sports writers, Bill Gallo, in 1990. The Yankee Clipper's career-ending heel spur injury and botched surgeries brought them together. During the time Dr. Positano successfully treated the Yankee Clipper, a friendship slowly developed. As Dr. Positano would learn, DiMaggio moved very carefully and deliberately. Dinner with DiMaggio follows the story of their friendship from its star-struck beginning through all its highs and lows over the next decade. Forty years younger than DiMaggio, Dr. Positano became a surrogate son at a time when his actual son was suffering from substance-abuse problems. Positano's accounts of their times together reveal DiMaggio's many rituals and quirks: the same meals at the same restaurants, the same pals in New York and Florida, jacket and tie everywhere. At the pinnacle of his fame, DiMaggio had learned to be guarded and carefully managed his image and private life. As his trust in his young friend grew, DiMaggio opened up about Marilyn, but also about his first wife, Dorothy Arnold, the mother of his son and the real love of his life. The Yankee Clipper knew everyone, and Positano shares never-before-told stories of famous people DiMaggio admired and those he didn't. This is DiMaggio as he really was: sometimes cranky and calculating, but more often charming, generous, loyal, and always big-hearted when it came to kids. The stories and experiences he shared with Rock Positano comprise an intimate portrait of one of the great stars of baseball and one of the icons of the twentieth century"--
  • "Revealing and little-known stories of the great Yankees Hall of Famer from the man who knew him best in the last ten years of his life -- from Ted Williams and his Yankees teammates on the field to Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and other great celebrities off the field"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Positano, Rock G
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.D5
LC item number
P67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Positano, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DiMaggio, Joe
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball players
  • United States
  • Biography
Label
Dinner with Dimaggio : memories of an American hero, Dr. Rock Positano and John Positano ; with a foreword by Francis Ford Coppola and an introduction by Fay T. Vincent
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Francis Ford Coppola -- Introduction by Fay T. Vincent -- The Last American Hero -- An Unlikely Friendship -- Dinner with DiMaggio -- In the Melting Pot -- La Bella Figura -- A Stand-up Guy -- Take Me Out to the Ball Game -- A Legend on Legends -- Love Lost -- Fans in High Places -- It's Cold on the Tundra -- The Patron Saint of Kids -- Winding Down -- Swinging in Coney Island -- Last Dinner with DiMaggio -- Afterword -- A Simple Memorial for a Simple Man
Control code
ocn952648284
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501156847
Lccn
2016051476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dinner with Dimaggio : memories of an American hero, Dr. Rock Positano and John Positano ; with a foreword by Francis Ford Coppola and an introduction by Fay T. Vincent
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Francis Ford Coppola -- Introduction by Fay T. Vincent -- The Last American Hero -- An Unlikely Friendship -- Dinner with DiMaggio -- In the Melting Pot -- La Bella Figura -- A Stand-up Guy -- Take Me Out to the Ball Game -- A Legend on Legends -- Love Lost -- Fans in High Places -- It's Cold on the Tundra -- The Patron Saint of Kids -- Winding Down -- Swinging in Coney Island -- Last Dinner with DiMaggio -- Afterword -- A Simple Memorial for a Simple Man
Control code
ocn952648284
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501156847
Lccn
2016051476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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