"The Long Shadows" author Andrew Erlich

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PHOENIX -- 'The Long Shadows" is a fascinating true-life novel about Jacob Reuben Erlich, who, at 8 foot 6, was among the tallest men in the world.

Best known by his stage name, Jack Earle, he would overcome crippling shyness, depression, temporary blindness and the physical challenges of a giant’s frame to earn widespread acclaim during his career as a silent film star, circus performer, artist, poet and vaudevillian.

Author Dr. Andrew Erlich sat down with 3TV's Scott Pasmore to chat about his his uncle and the book he inspired.

The book "The Long Shadows" is available now.
Book Signing and Presentation by Andrew Erlich, author of "The Long Shadows"
Friday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m.
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe AZ 85283