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Other titles in the Childhood of Famous Americans series:
Lou Gehrig: One of Baseball's Greatest (Childhood of Famous Americans)by Guernsey Van Riper
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One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians.
Using simple language that beginning readers can understand, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of baseball great Lou Gehrig.
About the Author
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.
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