Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball (Signed Book)

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In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate, second-hand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce, including revelatory material he’d buried in his notebooks in the 40s and 50s, back when sportswriters were still known to "protect" players and baseball executives.

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Overview

In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate, second-hand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce, including revelatory material he’d buried in his notebooks in the 40s and 50s, back when sportswriters were still known to "protect" players and baseball executives.

That starts, first and foremost, with an in-depth examination of the two men chiefly responsible for making integration happen: Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson. Considering Robinson’s exalted place in American culture (as evidenced by the remarkable success of the recent biopic), the book’s eye-opening revelations are sure to generate controversy as well as conversation. No other sportswriter working today carries Kahn’s authority when writing about this period in baseball history, and the publication of this book, Kahn’s last, is a true literary event. In Rickey & Robinson, Kahn separates fact from myth to present a truthful portrait of baseball and its participants at a critical juncture in American history.

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"Much has been written about Jackie Robinson and much has been written about Branch Rickey. But, thanks to the legendary Roger Kahn, we are granted front-row access to the inner workings of a fascinating—and historic—relationship. Like its author, Rickey & Robinson is a treasure." — Jeff Pearlman, bestselling author of Showtime and The Bad Guys Won

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623365172
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/16/2014
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 106,067

Meet the Author

ROGER KAHN is the author of twenty books including the classic bestseller, The Boys of Summer. A former reporter for The New York Herald Tribune, Kahn has contributed to magazines such as Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Time, and The Saturday Evening Post. He lives in Stone Ridge, NY.

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