A Condition of Freedom

A Condition of Freedom

by Joe Formichella

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A Condition of Freedom by Joe Formichella

In March of 1948, Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers came to Mobile, Alabama for an exhibition game. While the city's black population was thrilled to see the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier, Robinson's brief appearance did more for one man than fuel his excitement for the game.
Thirty-year-old Jesse Norwood had no baseball experience, but, through the game, he saw a way to help the scrawny youngsters that would congregate near his stoop gain a sense of pride and dignity in the segregated South of the 1950's.
A Condition of Freedom is the emotionally charged story of Norwood's legend and legacy. With a novelist's gift for storytelling, Formichella breathes life into a South long gone to tell a hero's story that begins in a sandlot and ends in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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BN ID: 2940151625784
Publisher: River's Edge Media, LLC
Publication date: 06/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 260
File size: 724 KB

About the Author

Joe Formichella is the prize-winning author of nonfiction works Murder Creek, and the novels Waffle House Rules and The Wreck of the Twilight Limited. Joe is also the editor of the anthology Shoe Burnin': Stories of Southern Soul. He currently lives on the Waterhole Branch near Fairhope, Ala.

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