New In Paperback

April 02, 2006

Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig By Jonathan Eig

Simon & Schuster / 432 pages / $15

Lou Gehrig, author of the noblest moment in baseball history ("Today I consider myself ... "), is the subject of this comprehensive biography, the most nuanced look at this sports legend. "[T]he tragedy of Lou Gehrig was not only a productive life cut short," Peter Schmuck wrote here last year, "but a dynamic life not fully enjoyed."

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