Dimaggio by Morris Engelberg
Setting the Record Straight

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idely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Joe DiMaggio transcended sports and was a true American icon. Beyond his public life in a New York Yankee uniform and his glamorous if brief marriage to Marilyn Monroe, DiMaggio was an intensely private individual who rarely, if ever, revealed himself to biographers attempting to tell his life story. Until now, Morris Engelberg, DiMaggio's closest friend and confidante over the last 16 years of his life, had rare access and insight to the man behind the legend. Teamed up with longtime AP journalist Marv Schneider, Engelberg corrects inaccuracies in recent biographies of DiMaggio and reveals the true, inside story of the great "Joltin' Joe."
 

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Morris Engelberg was Joe DiMaggio's business advisor, attorney, and confidante during the last 16 years of the ballplayer's life. Engelberg was a devoted friend to his boyhood idol. Their close relationship gave him rare access to the private DiMaggio. Engelberg is an attorney in south Florida, specializing in tax and probate law. Marv Schneider was a sportswriter and editor for the Associated Press for 43 years. He interviewed Joe DiMaggio several times and wrote a memorable piece for DiMaggio's 80th birthday. Schneider broke the news of the Yankee Clipper's death in 1999. He has been broadcasting sports stories for AP Radio since the network was established nearly 30 years ago, and he continues to serve as a correspondent. Born in Yonkers, New York, he currently lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Motorbooks International. 420 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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(At one point, DiMaggio received a trust account at the Bowery Bank set up by Frank Costello that eventually netted DiMaggio over $1 million.) Morris Engelberg is now in the news almost daily and has made a second career for himself as the self-anointed longtime ""friend"" and trusted ""confidant...

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The New York Yankees made Joe DiMaggio a household name, but it took Brooklyn-born, Florida-based attorney Morris Engelberg to make DiMaggio wealthy.

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