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Branch Rickey

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

great! Read it!

Easy reading but such a wonderful version of the famous story of Jackie Robinson. Breslin describes the careful campaign Rickey waged to introduce a black into major league baseball. He describes how Rickey wanted to this out of a deep moral conviction that it was the r...
Easy reading but such a wonderful version of the famous story of Jackie Robinson. Breslin describes the careful campaign Rickey waged to introduce a black into major league baseball. He describes how Rickey wanted to this out of a deep moral conviction that it was the right thing to do and sold it as an important source of increased revenue. The book also describes club owners, the farm system. sports writers and is filled with wonderful stories and insights into the life of baseball,

posted by 7997954 on April 23, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Not Worth the Money

To start, you can't tell the story of Robinson and Rickey in 109 pages. The story and the characters are to complex. This book is a disservice to both men and what they did for baseball and this country. Breslin lists a handfull of books worth reading on Branch Ricke...
To start, you can't tell the story of Robinson and Rickey in 109 pages. The story and the characters are to complex. This book is a disservice to both men and what they did for baseball and this country. Breslin lists a handfull of books worth reading on Branch Rickey. I'm sorry Mr. Breslin, but your book doesn't make the list. Read the intro and pick one of the other books.

posted by 472044 on March 22, 2011

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    Poorly organized, uninformative

    This painfully short biography provides little real information and the author appears less interested in the story but rather he is enamored with the way he is telling it. It is disjointed and poorly organized. There are obtuse references that go unexplained and undocumented. The author's personal biases and frank prejudices are more apparent and he seems more interested in communicating them than the captivating and valiant story of Robinson and Rickey. All in all, extremely disappointing. Bottom line: Other, better biographies exist, by unbiased, more articulate authors.this is an unfortunate waste of reading time.

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