• Hank Greenberg: The Hero Of Heroes

    Posted by on March 6th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    I have been reading John Rosengren’s new book “Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes” and I am loving it, so far.

    I’m about 20% done with it now and can already share that “Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes” is an excellent read. It’s an amazing story and Rosengren’s book is well researched, educational, entertaining and a very pleasant reading experience. But, this is not shocking to me, since I found John’s attention to detail with respect to his story-telling to be outstanding in “Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid: The Year That Changed Baseball Forever” as well.

    I realize that I am jumping the gun a bit posting this review before I am done with the book. But, I couldn’t wait to get the word out on this one since it was released to the public yesterday. Also, Rosengren will be doing a series of events to promote the book that I wanted to share (before it was too late). Here they are:

    Minneapolis/St. Paul

    •  Magers & Quinn, March 6, 7:00 p.m.
    •  Subtext, March 13, 7:00 p.m.
    •  The Bookcase, March 14, 7:00 p.m.

    Washington, D.C.

    •  DC Jewish Community Center with Aviva Kempner, April 4, 7:30 p.m.

    Los Angeles

    •  LA Times Festival of Books, April 20-21

    New York City

    •  Bergino Baseball Clubhouse with Aviva Kempner, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
    •  Yogi Berra Museum (Montclair, NJ) with Aviva Kempner and Steve Greenberg, April 26, 12 p.m.
    •  The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan with Aviva Kempner, April 26, 6:00 p.m.


    •  National Baseball Hall of Fame, May 18, 1:00 p.m.

    For more information, check out the site for the book.

    Based on what I have read so far, I would say that “Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes” is a must read for the baseball history fan, a highly recommended read for every baseball fan, and a book that you will want to have in your baseball library. And, even if baseball is not your passion, but, you are someone who enjoys reading about American history, you will find enough in this work to make you happy that you’ve read it.

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