Opening Day

Opening Day

The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season

Book - 2007
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World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front--and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper--Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, Jonathan Eig presents a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
ISBN: 9780743294607
0743294602
Branch Call Number: B Robinson, Jackie
Characteristics: x, 323 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Ichigaga
Jun 10, 2013

Focuses on Jackie Robinson's 1st year on the Dodgers. Very interesting for baseball nuts like me, but general U.S. history buffs will like it to.

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