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Opening Day

[the Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season]
Eig, Jonathan (Audiobook CD - 2007 )
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World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front--and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper--Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, this a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.
Authors: Eig, Jonathan
Title: Opening day
[the story of Jackie Robinson's first season]
[sound recording]
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, c2007
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 12 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Jonathan Eig
Notes: Compact disc
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Unabridged
Summary: World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front--and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper--Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, this a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.
Additional Contributors: Allen, Richard - 1957-2013
ISBN: 1400104343
9781400104345
140013434X
9781400134342
Branch Call Number: CD- 796.357 R66ei
Performers: Read by Richard Allen.
Subject Headings: Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 Baseball players United States Biography African American baseball players Biography Baseball United States History Discrimination in sports United States
Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Topical Term: Baseball players
African American baseball players
Baseball
Discrimination in sports
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Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, Jonathan Eig presents a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.


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