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The Jackie Robinson Reader: Perspectives on an American Hero

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For the fiftieth anniversary of Robinson's stellar debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, leading Robinson expert Jules Tygiel has compiled an impressive array of material, some of which has never before been published. Journalists, friends, historians, biographers, and Robinson himself tell the triumphant yet often troubled life story of this American hero. The grandson of a sl ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Dutton Adult
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Elijah Burnett
Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest most influential baseball players during his time from the minor leagues into the Major leagues. He had broken baseballs color barrier, paved the way for African American players in all professional sports, and he had became major figure in the struggle for racial equality. The Jackie Robinson Reader tells about the writings that demonstrate the cultural impact of Jackie Robinson's actions and the life of the man himself.

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