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Rickey and Robinson

The Men Who Broke Baseball"s Color Barrier

by Harvey Frommer

  • 284 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Taylor Trade Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baseball,
  • Biography: sport,
  • Multicultural studies,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Case studies,
  • Baseball team owners,
  • Sports - General,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Sports,
  • People of Color,
  • Discrimination in sports,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor,
  • Sports - Baseball,
  • Sports & Recreation / Baseball / General,
  • Baseball players,
  • United States,
  • Baseball - General,
  • Baseball - History,
  • Biography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8115609M
    ISBN 100878333126
    ISBN 109780878333127

    Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball was a great read. If you have s it was difficult to read the quotes from Branch Rickey and not hear Harrison Ford's voice.4/5.   A book with a similar title, Rickey and Robinson: The Men Who Broke Baseball’s Color Barrier (Harvey Frommer, Taylor, reprinted ), and based on extensive interviews, is more objective, while Kahn’s version emphasizes his interactions with the protagonists, beginning in when he covered the Brooklyn Dodgers for the New York Author: Robert A. Moss.

    Rickey backgrounded the press too, and (controversially) warned the black community to be on its best behavior. After his ballyhooed Brooklyn debut, Robinson went on to superstardom--while critics charged that his appearance in the line-up was as much a matter of good business as good will. Three weeks later, on Aug , during a highly dramatic first meeting, Rickey agreed to sign Jackie Robinson to a minor-league contract in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization, ending so-called “organized” baseball’s all-powerful, unwritten rule against employing black athletes.

    Kahn’s (The Boys of Summer) book—a mix of memoir, history, and reportage—subtly argues that the integration of baseball, accomplished through the efforts of Brooklyn Dodgers president and gen.   pages, 8 leaves of plates: 22 cm. Rickey and Robinson: the men who broke baseball's color barrier Item PreviewPages:


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Rickey and Robinson by Harvey Frommer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Like its author, Rickey & Robinson is a treasure.” — Jeff Pearlman, bestselling author of Showtime and The Bad Guys Won “Roger Kahn's classic, The Boys of Summer, changed my life--that and Catcher in the Rye were the two books that made me dream of becoming a by: 1.

In his book, Rickey and Robinson: The True Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball, renown sports columnist, Roger Kahn, documents the roles of the Rickey and Robinson book men, Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson, who were instrumental in breaking the color barrier in Americas Favorite Pastime/5.

Rickey and Robinson is a dual biography tracing the convergence of the lives of two of baseball's most influential individuals in a special moment in sports and cultural history. To this day, their bravery and determination continues to shape the sociological perspectives of the sports world.

more/5. 08/11/ Kahn’s (The Boys of Summer) book—a mix of memoir, history, and reportage—subtly argues that the integration of baseball, accomplished through the efforts of Brooklyn Dodgers president and general manager Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson, did more to improve race relations in the U.S.

than perhaps any other single : Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale. 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 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 4/5(3).

About Rickey & Robinson. In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball-a story that for decades has relied largely on inaccurate, secondhand reports. Focusing on Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson, Kahn’s account is based on exclusive reporting and his personal reminiscences, including revelatory material he buried.

Book Overview In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball-a story that for decades has relied largely on inaccurate, secondhand reports. Rickey and Robinson is a dual biography tracing the convergence of the lives of two of baseball's most influential individuals in a marker moment in sports and cultural history.

Read /5(6). Jackie Robinson meet Branch Rickey. What actually happened in that cluttered room over the course of the next few hours will never be known for certain, but without a doubt this meeting set in motion changes in major league baseball and in the nation that would echo long after the postwar became the Cold War.

Rickey & Robinson: the true, untold story of the integration of baseball Item Preview 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"--Pages: Part history, part biography, part memoir, and part memorial to players, teams, and journalists, “Rickey & Robinson” commemorates a time we shall not see the like of ever : Allen Barra.

Kahn (Into My Own: The Remarkable People and Events that Shaped a Life,etc.), born in (the heyday of the Yankees’ Murderers’ Row), a journalist during the Branch Rickey/Jackie Robinson era, knew the principals personally. Numerous times throughout this important narrative, he alludes to his experiences with them during and after.

Book Review: 'Rickey & Robinson' by Roger Kahn Roger Kahn is one of the last witnesses still writing who knew Jackie Robinson and the other s: 2. When this rare book first came out init was officially "as told by Jackie Robinson to Wendell Smith." Smith was a great African-American sports writer who not only followed the integration of professional baseball in but played a major role in bringing about its by: 1.

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. About the Author ROGER KAHN is the author of twenty books including the classic bestseller, The Boys of Summer.

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Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball. By Roger Kahn. (Rodale, pages, $) It's been more than 40 years since Roger Kahn's classic "The Boys of Summer.

Ever since his seminal The Boys of Summer (considered by many to be one of the finest books about sports), Kahn has adroitly combined superb reportage with lapidary writing to be a pharos among sports writers. The current book about Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey is putatively his last.

Rickey & Robinson | 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 : Rodale Books. Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball by Roger Kahn in EPUB, FB2, TXT download e-book.

Welcome to our site, dear reader. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(). Interesting and exciting book.

Jersey Journal. I've read more than a dozen books on the Rickey/Robinson tandem and I must say that Frommer's is the best structured. He brings Robinson's persona alive, proving why he was the first black man selected to break the racial barrier.

Black Issues Book Review - Art Rust Jr. Just a terrific : Taylor Trade Publishing.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 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.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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