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Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In 1947 Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking down baseball's traditional colour-bar and changing the face of the game for ever. This biography, by his widow, is extensively illustrated.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by ABRAMS (first published September 1996)
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Jul 16, 2014 Yasmin rated it really liked it
A very good book, perhaps for some it will not highlight anything unknown in the Jackie Robinson life story, but for those that haven't read anything on him this is an excellent start. It is a candid look at his life shared by Rachel Robinson, through the highs and lows, a very near fatal low with the death of their son Jackie Robinson in 1971. There are quite a few photographs that make up the book as a whole which could be said takes away a lot of the written material. But they highlight a lot ...more
May 31, 2014 Jbondandrews rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book about Jackie Robinson as told by his wife. It was a pity he and his son died so young. The photos were very touching.
Jefferson Coombs
This book is mostly a collection of pictures.
May 26, 2013 Elka rated it really liked it
Emotionally, I loved it. Historically, it was fascinating, especially the photographs. It was infuriating reading about the treatment of African Americans as second-class citizens and worse. And of course, there's nothing like reading about your hero uncle and aunt firsthand, two of the good guys mentioned in the book. A personal thank you to Rachel Robinson for remembering them so fondly.
Aug 29, 2009 Dick rated it really liked it
Authored by his widow. Love the book - loved Jackie Robinson, too. Childhood baseball hero. Large coffee table book, full of inside stories and great photos.
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Aug 29, 2013 Jane Rutherford rated it liked it
Nice, easy overview of JR's life. Funny, sad, inspiring.
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