The Black Bruins : the Remarkable Lives of UCLA's Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett. (eBook, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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The Black Bruins : the Remarkable Lives of UCLA's Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett.

Author: James W Johnson
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The intertwined story of five influential African American athletes who came together as teammates at UCLA in the 1930s"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Johnson, James W.
Black Bruins : The Remarkable Lives of UCLA's Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett.
Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James W Johnson
ISBN: 9781496204554 1496204557
OCLC Number: 1017000707
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Prologue; 1. No Bed of Roses in Pasadena; 2. The Kingfish and Woody; 3. The High School Years; 4. The Little Brother; 5. Obstacles to Overcome; 6. A Sorry Season; 7. An Easy Choice; 8. Fitting in at UCLA; 9. Under-the-Table Help; 10. Filling the Coffers; 11. High Expectations; 12. A Disappointing End to the Season; 13. Decision Time; 14. Passed Over by the NFL; 15. The Indispensable Robinson; 16. World War II Beckons; 17. Moving Up in the Ranks; 18. Making NFL History; 19. The Negro League Years. 20. End of the Line at LAPD21. Leaving Athletics; 22. Movie Star in the Making; 23. A Promotion Earned; 24. Blending In; 25. Changing Los Angeles; 26. The Civil Rights Years; 27. Their Legacy; Notes; Bibliography.

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The intertwined story of five influential African American athletes who came together as teammates at UCLA in the 1930s, a time when racial discrimination in sports was widespread across the nation.  Read more...

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"Johnson engagingly captures the lives, struggles, and triumphs of five men whose greatness transcended American sports."-Kirkus starred review "Johnson has a novelist's skill with narrative, which Read more...

 
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