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The Resource Jackie Robinson : an intimate portrait, by Rachel Robinson with Lee Daniels ; foreword by Roger Wilkins

Jackie Robinson : an intimate portrait, by Rachel Robinson with Lee Daniels ; foreword by Roger Wilkins

Label
Jackie Robinson : an intimate portrait
Title
Jackie Robinson
Title remainder
an intimate portrait
Statement of responsibility
by Rachel Robinson with Lee Daniels ; foreword by Roger Wilkins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--P. [2] of jacket
Summary
The widow of Jackie Robinson provides a personal portrait of her husband, his rise to success, and his life after baseball
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
214960
Cataloging source
PLF
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1922-
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Robinson, Rachel
Dewey number
796.357092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.R6
LC item number
R592 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Daniels, Lee
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True
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  • Robinson, Jackie
  • Baseball players
  • African American baseball players
  • Negro leagues
  • Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team)
  • Montreal Royals (Baseball team)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an intimate portrait
Label
Jackie Robinson : an intimate portrait, by Rachel Robinson with Lee Daniels ; foreword by Roger Wilkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237) and index
Contents
Mallie Robinson : rich blessings -- 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 two -- 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 -- The family leaves home -- Speaking out : the NAACP -- Man of honors -- The turbulent sixties -- Jazz : the perfect medium -- Freedom National Bank -- Born too soon -- Making it home -- Walk on -- The legacy -- Epilogues
Control code
ocn874127100
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781419712142
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013945598
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)874127100
Label
Jackie Robinson : an intimate portrait, by Rachel Robinson with Lee Daniels ; foreword by Roger Wilkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237) and index
Contents
Mallie Robinson : rich blessings -- 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 two -- 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 -- The family leaves home -- Speaking out : the NAACP -- Man of honors -- The turbulent sixties -- Jazz : the perfect medium -- Freedom National Bank -- Born too soon -- Making it home -- Walk on -- The legacy -- Epilogues
Control code
ocn874127100
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781419712142
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013945598
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)874127100

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