Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait (Barnes & Noble Edition)by Rachel Robinson
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In evocative, humorous, and personal style, Jackie Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, reveals the legend as a sensitive and committed individual. Her keen observations and sharp memories are enhanced by a unique collection of photographs—many never before published—that allow the reader into the Robinsons’ life.
Readers will get to know the man whose fierce determination and stubborn focus were as critical to his career with the Dodgers as they were later in the world beyond. And Rachel Robinson doesn’t hesitate to share the couple’s pain as they are wrenched through a series of tragedies, including the death of their first child.
With a compelling foreword by Roger Wilkins and epilogues by the Robinsons’ two living children, Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait presents a new and revealing picture of a man who is a hero to so many—black and white, old and young, male and female. All will be moved by the story of a remarkable man seen through the eyes of an equally remarkable woman.
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Meet the Author
Rachel Robinson, a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and New York University, is the founder and chairperson of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. This is her first book. She lives in Salen, Connecticut.
Lee Daniels is a journalist, writer, and teacher in New York. He has been a reporter for the Washington Post and the New York Times.
Roger Wilkins is a professor of history and American culture at George mason University and a commentator for Nation Public Radio. A member of the board of directors of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, he is active in many other civil rights organizations. He shared the Pulitzer Prize for Watergate with Woodward, Bernstein, and Herblock, and is the author of A Man’s Life.
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