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The Resource Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season, Jonathan Eig, (large print)

Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season, Jonathan Eig, (large print)

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Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season
Title
Opening day
Title remainder
the story of Jackie Robinson's first season
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Eig
Title variation
Opening day
Title variation remainder
the story of Jackie Robinsons first season
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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, Jonathan Eig presents a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.--From publisher description
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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189963
Cataloging source
DLC
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Eig, Jonathan
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV865.R6
LC item number
E35 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
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  • Robinson, Jackie
  • Baseball players
  • African American baseball players
  • Baseball
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
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the story of Jackie Robinson's first season
Label
Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season, Jonathan Eig, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 544-601)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
605 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786296743
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014109
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780786296743
  • (OCoLC)123079191
Label
Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season, Jonathan Eig, (large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 544-601)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
605 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786296743
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014109
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780786296743
  • (OCoLC)123079191

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