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Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season

Author: Jonathan Eig; Richard Allen
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Eig; Richard Allen
ISBN: 1400104343 9781400104345 140013434X 9781400134342 1400154340 9781400154340
OCLC Number: 133183143
Notes: Title from container.
Compact disc.
Duration: 12:00:00.
Performer(s): Read by Richard Allen.
Description: 10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Jonathan Eig.

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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.

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