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Jackie Robinson: A Biography - Rampersad, Arnold
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Jackie Robinson: A Biography - First edition

1997, ISBN: 9780679444954

Hardcover, ID: 26256232

New York. 1997. Knopf. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 512 pages. hardcover. 0679444955. keywords: Black Sports Biography. inventory # 24441. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson is illuminated as never before in this full-scale biography by Arnold Rampersad, who was chosen by Jack's widow, Rachel, to tell her husband's story, and was given unprecedented access to his private papers. We are brought closer than we have ever been to the great ballplayer, a man of courage and quality who became a pivotal figure in the areas of race and civil rights. Born in the rural South, the son of a sharecropper, Robinson was reared in southern California. We see him blossom there as a student-athlete as he struggled against poverty and racism to uphold the beliefs instilled in him by his mother--faith in family, education, America, and God. We follow Robinson through World War II, when, in the first wave of racial integration in the armed forces, he was commissioned as an officer, then court-martialed after refusing to move to the back of a bus. After he plays in the Negro National League, we watch the opening of an all-American drama as, late in 1945, Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers recognized Jack as the right player to break baseball's color barrier--and the game was forever changed. Jack's never-before-published letters open up his relationship with his family, especially his wife, Rachel, whom he married just as his perilous venture of integrating baseball began. Her memories are a major resource of the narrative as we learn about the severe harassment Robinson endured from teammates and opponents alike; about death threats and exclusion; about joy and remarkable success. We watch his courageous response to abuse, first as a stoic endurer, then as a fighter who epitomized courage and defiance. We see his growing friendship with white players like Pee Wee Reese and the black teammates who followed in his footsteps, and his embrace by Brooklyn's fans. We follow his blazing career: 1947, Rookie of the Year; 1949, Most Valuable Player; six pennants in ten seasons, and 1962, induction into the Hall of Fame. But sports were merely one aspect of his life. We see his business ventures, his leading role in the community, his early support of Martin Luther King Jr., his commitment to the civil rights movement at a crucial stage in its evolution; his controversial associations with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Humphrey, Goldwater, Nelson Rockefeller, and Malcolm X. Rampersad's magnificent biography leaves us with an indelible image of a principled man who was passionate in his loyalties and opinions: a baseball player who could focus a crowd's attention as no one before or since; an activist at the crossroads of his people's struggle; a dedicated family man whose last years were plagued by illness and tragedy, and who died prematurely at fifty-two. He was a pathfinder, an American hero, and he now has the biography he deserves. ISBN: 0679444955.

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Alfred A Knopf Inc, 1997 As-New / Unread copy - NO remainder marks or price clippings - 512 pages - Illustrated with photos - Stated First Edition - Price inside dustcover: $27.50. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. The extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson is illuminated as never before in this full-scale biography by Arnold Rampersad, who was chosen by Jack's widow, Rachel, to tell her husband's story, and was given unprecedented access to his private papers. We are brought closer than we have ever been to the great ballplayer, a man of courage and quality who became a pivotal figure in the areas of race and civil rights. We follow Robinson through World War II, when, in the first wave of racial integration in the armed forces, he was commissioned as an officer, then court-martialed after refusing to move to the back of a bus. After he plays in the Negro National League, we watch the opening of an all-American drama as, late in 1945, Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers recognized Jack as the right player to break baseball's color barrier - and the game was forever changed. Jack's never-before-published letters open up his relationship with his family, especially his wife, Rachel, whom he married just as his perilous venture of integrating baseball began. Her memories are a major resource of the narrative as we learn about the severe harassment Robinson endured from teammates and opponents alike; about death threats and exclusion; about joy and remarkable success. We follow his blazing career: 1947, Rookie of the Year; 1949, Most Valuable Player; six pennants in ten seasons, and in 1962, induction into the Hall of Fame. But sports were merely one aspect of his life. We see his business ventures, his leading role in the community, his early support of Martin Luther King Jr., his commitment to the civil rights movement at a crucial stage in its evolution; his controversial associations with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Humphrey, Goldwater, Nelson Rockefeller, and Malcolm X.. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall., Alfred A Knopf Inc, 1997

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[EAN: 9780679444954], [PU: Alfred A.Knopf, New York:], BASEBALL, BIOGRAPHY., Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|People of Color, Biography & Autobiography|Rich & Famous, Sports & Recreation|Baseball|General, Sports & Recreation|Baseball|History, Sports & Recreation|General, brown paper boards w/ gilt lettering on spine; 512 pgs w/ prologue, notes, index & 32 pages of photos; photo-illus dust jacket w/ $27.50 on front flap, author photo by Marvina White on rear. quotes by Joyce Carol Oates, Roger Kahn, Bill Bradley, Robert W.Creamer & Lawrence Ritter on back cover. jacket design by Barbara de Wilde. near fine copy in very good+ dust jacket: only front corners lightly bumped, else fine; dj has unnoticeable dampening to inside (boards unaffected) & tiny rubbed spot to front upper corner w/ slight creasing; still, a very presentable, unread copy.

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Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included., Alfred A. Knopf

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780679444954
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0679444955
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1997
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

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