Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball / Edition 1

Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball / Edition 1

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by Scott Simon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470170417

ISBN-13: 9780470170410

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

"An extraordinary book . . . invitingly written and brisk."
Chicago Tribune

"Perhaps no one has ever told the tale [of Robinson's arrival in the major leagues] so well as [Simon] does in this extended essay."
The Washington Post Book World

"Scott Simon tells a compelling story of risk and sacrifice, profound ugliness and profound

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"An extraordinary book . . . invitingly written and brisk."
Chicago Tribune

"Perhaps no one has ever told the tale [of Robinson's arrival in the major leagues] so well as [Simon] does in this extended essay."
The Washington Post Book World

"Scott Simon tells a compelling story of risk and sacrifice, profound ugliness and profound grace, defiance and almost unimaginable courage. This is a meticulously researched, insightful, beautifully written book, one that should be read, reread, and remembered."
—Laura Hillenbrand, author of the New York Times bestseller Seabiscuit

The integration of baseball in 1947 had undeniable significance for the civil rights movement and American history. Thanks to Jackie Robinson, a barrier that had once been believed to be permanent was shattered—paving the way for scores of African Americans who wanted nothing more than to be granted the same rights as any other human being.

In this book, renowned broadcaster Scott Simon reveals how Robinson's heroism brought the country face-to-face with the question of racial equality. From his days in the army to his ascent to the major leagues, Robinson battled bigotry at every turn. Simon deftly traces the journey of the rookie who became Rookie of the Year, recalling the taunts and threats, the stolen bases and the slides to home plate, the trials and triumphs. Robinson's number, 42, has been retired by every club in major league baseball—in homage to the man who had to hang his first Brooklyn Dodgers uniform on a hook rather than in a locker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470170410
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Turning Points in History Series, #16
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,161,769
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Hero.

2. Steaming Home.

3. Brooklyn, 1947.

4. Barred in Boston.

5. Mr. Rickey's Little List.

6. "Oh, what a Pair, those Two!"

7. Minor Leaguer.

8. The Season.

9. Epilogue.

Acknowledgments, Notes, and Thanks.

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I thought Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball was an excellent book. I liked it because it was about one of my favorite sports, baseball, and how it was a bit different back in the mid 1900's. As Jackie was growing up, African American people weren't always treated as fairly as whites. African Americans used to be called bad names, they weren't treated nicely, and they weren't allowed to do as much things as white people could. When Jackie played baseball he had to play in what was called a Negro League. Jackie was the one to change that. He was the guy who broke baseball's color barrier so whites and blacks could play baseball together. He lived his live fighting for something great. I recommend this book to all the people who like baseball and thought Jackie Robinson did something great, because he did and everyone should realize what he did for baseball. If he didn't break the color barrier it still could have been the same today.