Pride Against Prejudice: The Biography of Larry Doby

by Joseph Thomas Moore

Praeger Publishers | March 1, 1988 | Trade Paperback |

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"Larry Doby was the first black player in the American League, going to the Cleveland Indians just 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson joined the National League''s Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Aware of Mr. Doby''s neglect by biographers, Mr. Moore, who has been a fan of his subject ever since he heard the Doby legend, seeks to give him recognition. . . . Mr. Moore used records, interviews and a clear narrative style to make his points (what is more persuasive in sports than an athlete''s record! what is more animated than public statements and their refutations!), and gives voice to some of Mr. Doby''s severest critics. There is an objectivity in tone, as well as a scholarly approach and copious footnotes. Pride Against Prejudice is a tribute to both its author and Larry Doby." The New York Times Book Review

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 206 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: March 1, 1988

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0275929841

ISBN - 13: 9780275929848

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Pride Against Prejudice: The Biography of Larry Doby

Pride Against Prejudice: The Biography of Larry Doby

by Joseph Thomas Moore

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 206 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: March 1, 1988

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0275929841

ISBN - 13: 9780275929848

About the Book

"Larry Doby was the first black player in the American League, going to the Cleveland Indians just 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson joined the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Aware of Mr. Doby's neglect by biographers, Mr. Moore, who has been a fan of his subject ever since he heard the Doby legend, seeks to give him recognition. . . . Mr. Moore used records, interviews and a clear narrative style to make his points (what is more persuasive in sports than an athlete's record! what is more animated than public statements and their refutations!), and gives voice to some of Mr. Doby's severest critics. There is an objectivity in tone, as well as a scholarly approach and copious footnotes. Pride Against Prejudice is a tribute to both its author and Larry Doby." The New York Times Book Review

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"Larry Doby was the first black player in the American League, going to the Cleveland Indians just 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson joined the National League''s Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Aware of Mr. Doby''s neglect by biographers, Mr. Moore, who has been a fan of his subject ever since he heard the Doby legend, seeks to give him recognition. . . . Mr. Moore used records, interviews and a clear narrative style to make his points (what is more persuasive in sports than an athlete''s record! what is more animated than public statements and their refutations!), and gives voice to some of Mr. Doby''s severest critics. There is an objectivity in tone, as well as a scholarly approach and copious footnotes. Pride Against Prejudice is a tribute to both its author and Larry Doby." The New York Times Book Review

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?Larry Doby was the first black player in the American League, going back to the Cleveland Indians just 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson joined the National League''s Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Aware of Mr. Doby''s neglect by biographers, Mr. Moore, who has been a fan of his subject ever since he heard the Doby legend, seeks to give him recognition....Mr. Moore used records, interviews and a clear narrative style to make his points (what is more persuasive in sports than an athlete''s! what is more animated than public statements and their refutations!), and gives voice to some of Mr. Doby''s severest critics. There is an objectivity in tone, as well as a scholarly approach and copious footnotes. Pride Against Prejudice is a tribute to both its author and Larry Doby.??The New York Times Book Review
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