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Jackie Robinson : an intimate portrait

Author: Rachel Robinson; Lee A Daniels; Roger Wilkins
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robinson, Rachel, 1922-
Jackie Robinson.
New York : Abrams, 1996
(OCoLC)646985449
Named Person: Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Robinson; Lee A Daniels; Roger Wilkins
ISBN: 0810937921 9780810937925
OCLC Number: 34410780
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Mallie Robinson : rich beginnings --
The Pepper Street Gang --
The blessing of Karl Downs --
Roots of a relationship: UCLA --
Stepping out --
The Army: the war at home --
The court-martial --
The Negro Leagues: the open door --
Rickey-Robinson: a daring pair --
Wed at last --
First Spring training: Daytona Beach --
1946: surviving the cut --
Montreal: the beautiful launch --
Firstborn: the birth of Jackie, Jr. --
1947: the breakthrough year --
Breaking the color barrier --
1948: Number 2 --
1949: liberation --
The glory years --
The Jackie Robinson Story --
The realities --
Grossinger's --
The house that Jack built --
Retirement --
The new challenge: diabetes --
Beyond baseball --
The larger world --
Speaking out: the NAACP --
Man of honor --
The turbulent Sixties --
Jazz: the perfect medium --
Freedom National Bank --
Born too soon --
Making it home --
Walk on --
The legacy --
Epilogues by Sharon Robinson and David Robinson.
Responsibility: by Rachel Robinson with Lee Daniels ; foreword by Roger Wilkins.

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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.

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