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Branch Rickey: A Life

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The idea of integrating baseball began as a dream in the mind of Branch Rickey. In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, changing the sport and the nation forever. Rickey's is the classic American tale of a poor boy from Ohio whose deep-seated faith and dogged work ethic took him to the pinnacle of success, earning him a place in the Hall of Fame and in history.

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jimmy Breslin is a legend in his own right. In his inimitable anecdotal style, he provides a lively portrait of Rickey and his times, including such colorful characters as Dodgers' owner George V. McLaughlin (dubbed "George the Fifth" for his love of Scotch); diamond greats Leo Durocher, George Sisler, and Dizzy Dean; and Robinson himself, a man whose remarkable talent was equaled only by his resilience in the face of intolerance. Breslin brings to life the heady days when baseball emerged as the national pastime in this inspiring biography of a great American who remade a sport—and dreamed of remaking a country.

Synopsis:

A grand-slam combination: an iconic bestselling author remembers the man who integrated baseball.

About the Author

Pulitzer Prize winner Jimmy Breslin is the the author of multiple bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The Good Rat, The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez, and Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?Reader of over four hundred audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie Awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several AudioFile Earphones Awards. AudioFile includes Dick on their prestigious list of Golden Voices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400119592
Author:
Breslin, Jimmy
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Hill, Dick
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Sports - Baseball
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.3 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Sports
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Baseball » General

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