From Robinson's famous battle with the army over segregation to his rigidly maintained restraint in the face of ugly prejudice and life-threatening hostility from baseball fans and players alike, to his post-baseball efforts to help African-Americans establish an economic base within mainstream America, Falkner illuminates Robinson's inner strengths and his determination to make a lasting difference in American society.
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Jonathan Yardley The Washington Post Book World ...David Falkner's life of Robinson, the first full-dress biography to regard him with equal seriousness as a baseball player and a major figure in the civil-rights revolution.
Darryl Brock San Francisco Chronicle [Great Time Coming] is a balanced, probing, intelligent and often gripping study of a man who became a symbol for millions.