True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson

deKostya Kennedy

|anglais
18 avril 2023|
True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson de Kostya Kennedy
24,99 $
Couverture souple
Obtenez 125 points privilègeᴹᴰ
Acheter en ligne
Livraison à une adresse
Réservez le vôtre en ligne.Expédition gratuite pour les commandes d’au moins 35 $
Cueillette en magasin
Pour savoir si la cueillette en magasin est offerte,
Trouver en magasin
Non vendu en magasin
Les prix et les offres peuvent différer de ceux en magasin

description

True is a probing, richly-detailed, unique biography of Jackie Robinson, one of baseball's—and America's—most significant figures.

For players, fans, managers, and executives, Jackie Robinson remains baseball’s singular figure, the person who most profoundly extended, and continues to extend, the reach of the game. Beyond Ruth. Beyond Clemente. Beyond Aaron. Beyond the heroes of today. Now, a half-century since Robinson’s death, letters come to his widow, Rachel, by the score. But Robinson’s impact extended far beyond baseball: he opened the door for Black Americans to participate in other sports, and was a national figure who spoke and wrote eloquently about inequality.

True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson by Kostya Kennedy is an unconventional biography, focusing on four transformative years in Robinson's athletic and public life: 1946, his first year playing in the essentially all-white minor leagues for the Montreal Royals; 1949, when he won the Most Valuable Player Award in his third season as a Brooklyn Dodger; 1956, his final season in major league baseball, when he played valiantly despite his increasing health struggles; and 1972, the year of his untimely death. Through it all, Robinson remained true to the effort and the mission, true to his convictions and contradictions.

Kennedy examines each of these years through details not reported in previous biographies, bringing them to life in vivid prose and through interviews with fans and players who witnessed his impact, as well as with Robinson's surviving family. These four crucial years offer a unique vision of Robinson as a player, a father and husband, and a civil rights hero—a new window on a complex man, tied to the 50th anniversary of his passing and the 75th anniversary of his professional baseball debut.

Kostya Kennedy is an editorial director at Meredith and a former Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the New York Times bestselling author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports (runner-up for the 2012 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing) and Pete Rose: An American Dilemma. Both won the CASEY Award for Be...
Loading
Titre :True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :288 pages, 8.25 X 5.38 X 1 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :288 pages, 8.25 X 5.38 X 1 po
Publié le :18 avril 2023
Publié par :St. Martin's Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
ISBN - 13 :9781250782892

Consulté récemment
|