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The Resource Jackie Robinson : a spiritual biography : the faith of a boundary-breaking hero, Michael G. Long and Chris Lamb

Jackie Robinson : a spiritual biography : the faith of a boundary-breaking hero, Michael G. Long and Chris Lamb

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Jackie Robinson : a spiritual biography : the faith of a boundary-breaking hero
Title
Jackie Robinson
Title remainder
a spiritual biography : the faith of a boundary-breaking hero
Statement of responsibility
Michael G. Long and Chris Lamb
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Language
eng
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Review
In this fast-paced read, Long (Peaceful Neighbor) and Lamb (From Jack Johnson to LeBron James) paint a portrait of groundbreaking baseball player Jackie Robinson that is both refreshing and exciting. The authors argue that his little-known religious life was foundational to his success. Robinson himself attributed his resilience to his deep faith: “There’s nothing like faith in God to help a fellow who gets booted around once in a while.” During his stint in the Army, his baseball career, and his years of civil rights activism, Robinson was indeed “booted around,” examples of which the authors provide in each phase of his well-recorded life, but his faith in God, instilled in him by his mother and nurtured by fervent devotion, guided him to victory over his challenges. His association with such notables as Martin Luther King Jr. taught Robinson that, despite his own wariness of some of Jesus’s teachings, engagement with the civil rights movement had a strong spiritual component, and that people of faith must play a powerful role in the quest for equality. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed 03/20/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 12, p)
Biography type
individual biography
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10563250
Cataloging source
DLC
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Long, Michael G
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1958-
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Lamb, Chris
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True
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  • Robinson, Jackie
  • Robinson, Jackie
  • Robinson, Jackie
  • African American baseball players
  • Discrimination in sports
  • African American baseball players
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Race relations
  • Religion
  • United States
  • United States
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a spiritual biography : the faith of a boundary-breaking hero
Label
Jackie Robinson : a spiritual biography : the faith of a boundary-breaking hero, Michael G. Long and Chris Lamb
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794282
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 206 pages
Isbn
9780664262037
Lccn
2016052017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780664262037
  • (OCoLC)958795947
Label
Jackie Robinson : a spiritual biography : the faith of a boundary-breaking hero, Michael G. Long and Chris Lamb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794282
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 206 pages
Isbn
9780664262037
Lccn
2016052017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780664262037
  • (OCoLC)958795947

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