|Product Name||Jackie Robinson And The Integration Of Baseball (Turning Points In History)|
|Category||Book / Magazine / Publication|
|Amazon.com||Buy on Amazon ~ 0470170417|
|Price New||4.10 US Dollars (curriencies)|
|Price Used||3.95 US Dollars (curriencies)|
|Width||0.53 inches (convert)|
|Height||7.78 inches (convert)|
|Length||5.44 inches (convert)|
|Weight||5.6 ounces (convert)|
|Long Description||An extraordinary book . . . invitingly written and brisk. --Chicago Tribune ""Perhaps no one has ever told the tale [of Robinson's arrival in the major leagues] so well as [Simon] does in this extended essay."" --The Washington Post Book World ""Scott Simon tells a compelling story of risk and sacrifice, profound ugliness and profound grace, defiance and almost unimaginable courage. This is a meticulously researched, insightful, beautifully written book, one that should be read, reread, and remembered."" --Laura Hillenbrand, author of the New York Times bestseller Seabiscuit The integration of baseball in 1947 had undeniable significance for the civil rights movement and American history. Thanks to Jackie Robinson, a barrier that had once been believed to be permanent was shattered--paving the way for scores of African Americans who wanted nothing more than to be granted the same rights as any other human being. In this book, renowned broadcaster Scott Simon reveals how Robinson's heroism brought the country face-to-face with the question of racial equality. From his days in the army to his ascent to the major leagues, Robinson battled bigotry at every turn. Simon deftly traces the journey of the rookie who became Rookie of the Year, recalling the taunts and threats, the stolen bases and the slides to home plate, the trials and triumphs. Robinson's number, 42, has been retired by every club in major league baseball--in homage to the man who had to hang his first Brooklyn Dodgers uniform on a hook rather than in a locker.|
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