Jackie Robinson

An Intimate Portrait

Robinson, Rachel

Book - 2014
Jackie Robinson
"In the spring of 1947, Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking down baseball's decades-old color line and changing the face of the game forever. Now, in this intimate portrait, Robinson's widow, Rachel, tells her husband's story--and that of her life with him--from her unique perspective." "But the tale of Jackie Robinson doesn't begin and end with baseball. It includes family, friends, and--after retirement--the business world and the civil rights movement. Confronted by challenges at every turn, together the Robinsons struggled to live to the fullest in every way. Rachel Robinson describes the trials the family faced as carefully as she relates her husband's thrilling triumphs on the diamond." "With a compelling foreword by noted historian Roger Wilkins and epilogues by the Robinsons' two living children, Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait presents a new and revealing picture of a man who is a hero to so many--black and white, old and young, male and female."--P. [2] of jacket.

Publisher: New York : Abrams, c2014
ISBN: 1419712144
Branch Call Number: 796.357 R66r 2014
Characteristics: 240 p. :,ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Daniels, Lee


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