Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball (Large Print) : No owner has changed the landscape of sports more than New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Award-winning sportswriter Bill Madden traces Steinbrenner from his early days in Cleveland through his years as a shipping magnate, a Nixon fund-raiser, and a champion horse breeder to the fateful moment when he bought the Yankees. Over the nearly four decades of his tumultuous reign, Steinbrenner's ruthless and free-spending tactics made him a lightning rod for controversy but they also paid off: the Yankees have won seven championships and remain the gold standard in all sports. Throughout his three decades of covering the Yankees, Bill Madden has cultivated hundreds of sources at every level in the organization, from the many managers and front-office personnel Steinbrenner has fired to the bat boys who are ever present in the locker room. All of them have colorful stories about the man with whom they have enjoyed a love-hate relationship, but it is the Boss himself whose voice rises above the rest. And when Steinbrenner decided to give his final print interview, he spoke to Madden to set the record straight on his extraordinary life and career.
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