Overview:Jackie Robinson: A Biography - Greenwood Biographies - When the Brooklyn Dodgers recruited Jackie Robinson from the Negro Leagues' Kansas City Monarchs in 1947, it marked a turning point both in baseball and civil rights history. Robinson became the first African American to play in the Major Leagues, and in doing so, led generations of black players into the previously all-white world of professional baseball. As one of the greatest players professional baseball has ever seen, Robinson fought fiercely for civil rights on and off the diamond throughout his lifetime, and in doing so became a great American hero.Mary Kay Linge recounts the extraordinary story of Robinson's life-from his early childhood in the South, to his college years at UCLA, to becoming a Hall of Famer and a major figure in the NAACP. In analyzing the surrounding social and cultural contexts of Robinson's time, this biography examines the legacy of a man who forever changed baseball. A timeline, statistical appendix, bibliography of print and electronic sources for further reading, and photographs enhance this biography.
This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603725641-9780313338281. It was written by the following authors: Mary Linge. Book Jackie Robinson: A Biography - Greenwood Biographies, which can be read online, published by the company: ABC-CLIO. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: True Stories, Biography, Sports Books. The book was published on 2007-07-30 00:00:00. It has 192 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 449 g. File for download Jackie Robinson: A Biography - Greenwood Biographies has PDF format and is called jackie-robinson-a-biography-greenwood-biographies.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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