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The Resource Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season, Jonathan Eig

Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season, Jonathan Eig

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Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season
Title
Opening day
Title remainder
the story of Jackie Robinson's first season
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Eig
Title variation
Opening day
Title variation remainder
the story of Jackie Robinsons first season
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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189963
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the story of Jackie Robinson's first season
Label
Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season, Jonathan Eig
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Jack Roosevelt Robinson -- "Some good colored players" -- The uprising -- Opening day -- Up in Harlem -- Praying for base hits -- Cardinal sins -- The great road trip -- Tearing up the pea patch -- Pee Wee's embrace -- The glorious crusade -- "A smile of almost painful joy" -- Up and down MacDonough Street -- A real gone guy -- A good thing for everybody -- The poison pen -- The unbeatable Yanks -- Dixie Walker's dilemma -- The footsteps of Enos 'Country' Slaughter -- Shadow dancing -- "We aren't afraid" -- "And the World Series is over."
Control code
2007001249
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 323 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743294607
Lccn
2007001249
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm79002439
  • (OCoLC)79002439
Label
Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season, Jonathan Eig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Jack Roosevelt Robinson -- "Some good colored players" -- The uprising -- Opening day -- Up in Harlem -- Praying for base hits -- Cardinal sins -- The great road trip -- Tearing up the pea patch -- Pee Wee's embrace -- The glorious crusade -- "A smile of almost painful joy" -- Up and down MacDonough Street -- A real gone guy -- A good thing for everybody -- The poison pen -- The unbeatable Yanks -- Dixie Walker's dilemma -- The footsteps of Enos 'Country' Slaughter -- Shadow dancing -- "We aren't afraid" -- "And the World Series is over."
Control code
2007001249
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 323 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743294607
Lccn
2007001249
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm79002439
  • (OCoLC)79002439

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