They Called Him Champ: The Story of Champ Segal and His Fabulous Era

New York: Citadel Press, (1959).

Price: $850.00

First edition. Fine in very good plus dustwrapper with tiny nicks and tears, and a small coffee stain on the front panel. Inscribed by the subject of the book to Joe DiMaggio: "To my pal Joe DiMaggio from a sincere friend. Harry Champ Segal." Biography by the subject's brother of "one of the most colorful personalities in American life... professional boxer, fight manager, restaurateur, gambler, treasure hunter, owner of a stable of horses, friend of politicians, gangsters, and writers." With a letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters.

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