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Opening Day [compact Disc]

[the Story Of Jackie Robinson's First Season]

By Jonathan Eig

World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front--and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper--Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, this a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.

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ISBN

1400104343


Format: Audio Books
Author: Eig, Jonathan
Summary: World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front--and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper--Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, this a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.
Title: Opening day [compact disc] : [the story of Jackie Robinson's first season] / Jonathan Eig.
Publisher Date: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, c2007.
Subject: Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 Baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Talking books. African American baseball players -- Biography -- Talking books. Baseball -- United States -- History -- Talking books. Discrimination in sports -- United States -- Talking books.
Isbn: 1400104343 9781400104345 140013434X (Library Binder Pkg) 9781400134342 (Library Binder Pkg) 1400154340 (Retail Slimline Pkg) 9781400154340 (Retail Slimline Pkg)
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System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: B Robinson
Oclc: 133183143
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Bib Id: 295599

Format: Audio Books
Author: Eig, Jonathan
Summary: World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front--and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper--Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, this a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.
Title: Opening day [compact disc] : [the story of Jackie Robinson's first season] / Jonathan Eig.
Publisher, Date: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, c2007.
Description: 10 sound discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972
Subjects: Baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Talking books.
Subjects: African American baseball players -- Biography -- Talking books.
Subjects: Baseball -- United States -- History -- Talking books.
Subjects: Discrimination in sports -- United States -- Talking books.
Other Author: Allen, Richard
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Read by Richard Allen.
ISBN: 1400104343
ISBN: 9781400104345
ISBN: 140013434X (Library Binder Pkg)
ISBN: 9781400134342 (Library Binder Pkg)
ISBN: 1400154340 (Retail Slimline Pkg)
ISBN: 9781400154340 (Retail Slimline Pkg)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: B Robinson
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