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The Jackie Robinson reader : perspectives on an American hero

Author: Jackie Robinson; Jules Tygiel; et al
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, ©1997.
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For the fiftieth anniversary of Robinson's stellar debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, leading Robinson expert Jules Tygiel has compiled an impressive array of material, some of which has never before been published. Journalists, friends, historians, biographers, and Robinson himself tell the triumphant yet often troubled life story of this American hero. The grandson of a slave, Robinson overcame his fatherless,
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jackie Robinson reader.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, c1997
(OCoLC)607812999
Named Person: Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie Robinson; Jules Tygiel; et al
ISBN: 0525940960 9780525940968
OCLC Number: 35223128
Description: viii, 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Pepper Street, Pasadena / Maury Allen --
The goal dust gang / Woody Strode and Sam Young --
The court-martial of Jackie Robinson / Jules Tygiel --
"He did far more for me ..." / Red Barber with Robert Creamer --
"Oh, they were a pair" / Clyde Sukeforth as told to Donald Honig --
The Negro and baseball : the national game faces a racial challenge long ignored / Arthur Mann --
Jackie Robinson's signing : the untold story / John Thorn and Jules Tygiel --
It was a great day in Jersey / Wendell Smith --
Il a gagné ses épaulets / Jules Tygiel --
The race question / The Major League Steering Committee (August 27, 1946) --
The betrayal of Robinson / Harold Parrott --
Rookie of the year / Time magazine (September 22, 1947) --
The integration of Negroes in baseball / Dan W. Dodson --
The Paul Robeson-Jackie Robinson saga and a political collision / Ronald A. Smith --
September 30, 1951 / Milton Gross --
Now I know why they boo me! / Jackie Robinson --
A family named Robinson / J.K. Pollack --
Why I'm quitting baseball / Jackie Robinson --
Hall of Famer still on cloud 9 / Sam Lacy --
On being Black among the Republicans / Jackie Robinson as told to Alfred Duckett --
An exchange of letters / Jackie Robinson and Malcolm X --
"Lady, that's Jackie Robinson!" / Nan Birmingham --
The lion at dusk / Roger Kahn --
Thousands mourn Jackie Robinson / New York Amsterdam News (November 4, 1972).
Responsibility: with contributions by Roger Kahn ... [et al.] ; edited by Jules Tygiel.

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For the fiftieth anniversary of Robinson's stellar debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, leading Robinson expert Jules Tygiel has compiled an impressive array of material, some of which has never before been published. Journalists, friends, historians, biographers, and Robinson himself tell the triumphant yet often troubled life story of this American hero. The grandson of a slave, Robinson overcame his fatherless, destitute childhood and his volatile temper, relying on his.

moral strength, unassailable determination, and exceptional athletic skills to face the insults and attacks he endured when he dared to cross baseball's color line.

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