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Clemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last hero

Author: David Maraniss
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On New Year's Eve, 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver supplies to Nicaragua after an earthquake. Journalist Maraniss now brings the great baseball player back to life. Anyone who saw Clemente play will never forget him--he was a work of art in a game too often defined by statistics. But Clemente  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Roberto Clemente
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Maraniss
ISBN: 0743217810 9780743217811
OCLC Number: 63179088
Description: 401 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Something that never ends --
Where momen came from --
Dream of deeds --
The residue of design --
Arriba! Arriba! --
Alone at the miracle --
Pride and prejudice --
Fever --
Passion --
A circular stage --
El día más grande --
Tip of the cap --
Temblor --
Cockroach corner --
December 31 --
Out of the sea.
Responsibility: David Maraniss.
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "When Pride Still Mattered" comes a book destined to become a modern classic--a full-scale biography of great baseball player and humanitarian Roberto  Read more...

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"Forges a near-perfect synthesis of fine writing and fascinating material. May be the best sports biography ever published."-- Ron Fimrite, "Sports Illustrated"

 
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