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    PDF NEW [Jackie Robinson A Biography] Arnold Rampersad's biography of Jackie Robinson is the monthly selection for the baseball book club for December 2018 Rampersad who has also written biopics of Langston Hughes and Ralph Ellison was selected by Robinson's widow Rachel to tell his story some twenty years after his passing As a baseball fanatic I grew up knowing the basics that

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    Arnold Rampersad ¸ 3 free download characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Arnold Rampersad summary Jackie Robinson A Biography I am often struck by the way American popular culture cherry picks the virtues of its heroes We all know the story of Jackie Robinson—a stella

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    summary Jackie Robinson A Biography PDF NEW [Jackie Robinson A Biography] characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Arnold Rampersad One of 10 books I have recently read about Robinson and clearly the most authorative Mere words are inadeuate to sum up the amazing thrilling chilling and groundbreaking life that was Jackie Robinson's but Arnold Rampersad has done a fabulous job of breathing life into words and into the man who helped change America in the most startling and powerful ways imaginable And indeed for the better

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    Arnold Rampersad ¸ 3 free download PDF NEW [Jackie Robinson A Biography] I enjoyed this biography because it does not look at Robinson's life through hagiographic lenses but at the same time treats him with respect The relationship between Dodger owner Branch Rickey and Jackie is especially interesting and moving in the great admiration they had for each other up to Rickey's death Over half the book is spent on Jackie's life after retirement involving the civil rights movement of the 196o's and is uite interes

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    PDF NEW [Jackie Robinson A Biography] Back when people listened to baseball games on radio I was one of two people in my school whose favorite baseball team was the Brooklyn Dodgers The other person was my best friend Marie who was Italian and she didn't listen to broad

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    PDF NEW [Jackie Robinson A Biography] I read books about baseball each summer which is what I thought Jackie Robinson a biography would be primarily about and while the author does of course cover Robinson's breaking the color barrier and all that he went through in his 11 year professional baseball career this is also a book about the civil rights movement of the 19

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    PDF NEW [Jackie Robinson A Biography] This biography traces the life of a man who climbed the podium of sports to the highest level in order to advance civil rights Excelling in any sport he tried it must have been especially difficult to watch his tea

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    PDF NEW [Jackie Robinson A Biography] characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Arnold Rampersad I thought that this book did a great job describing the troubles Jackie had in his life on his way to the top The author took you on a journey from his life growing up in the South to his first baseball game for the Broklyn Dodgers If you rea

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    PDF NEW [Jackie Robinson A Biography] Though Jackie Robinson's place is history is obvious I had never realized what an outspoken figure on civil rights he was With today's politics it seems surprising that Robinson was a vocal Republican though that is easier

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    PDF NEW [Jackie Robinson A Biography] I like the book for what was the story of jackies life

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Jackie Robinson A Biography review ↠ 103 49 Most Valuable Player; six pennants in ten seasons and 1962 induction into the Hall of Fame But sports were merely one aspect of his life We see his business ventures his leading role in the community his early support of Martin Luther King Jr his commitment to the civil rights movement at a crucial stage in its evolution; his controversial associations with Eisenhower Kennedy Nixon Humphrey Goldwater Nelson Rockefeller and Malcolm XRampersad's magnificent biography leaves us with an indelible image of a principled man who was passionate in his loyalties and opinions a baseball player who could focus a crowd's attention as no one before or since; an activist at the crossroads of his people's struggle; a dedicated family man whose last years were plagued by illness and tragedy and who died prematurely at fifty two He was a pathfinder an American hero and he now has the biography he deserves From the Hardcover editio. Though Jackie Robinson s place is history is obvious I had never realized what an outspoken figure on civil rights he was With today s politics it seems surprising that Robinson was a vocal Republican though that is easier to understand when you consider that the Democratic party of his time was plagued by racist southern Dixiecrats and the GOP still had social moderates like New York Gov Nelson Rockefeller

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Jackie Robinson A Biography review ↠ 103 The extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson is illuminated as never before in this full scale biography by Arnold Rampersad who was chosen by Jack's widow Rachel to tell her husband's story and was given unprecedented access to his private papers We are brought closer than we have ever been to the great ballplayer a man of courage and uality who became a pivotal figure in the areas of race and civil rightsBorn in the rural South the son of a sharecropper Robinson was reared in southern California We see him blossom there as a student athlete as he struggled against poverty and racism to uphold the beliefs instilled in him by his mother faith in family education America and God We follow Robinson through World War II when in the first wave of racial integration in the armed forces he was commissioned as an officer then court martialed after refusing to move to the back of a bus After he plays in the Negro National Leagu. One of 10 books I have recently read about Robinson and clearly the most authorative Mere words are inadeuate to sum up the amazing thrilling chilling and groundbreaking life that was Jackie Robinson s but Arnold Rampersad has done a fabulous job of breathing life into words and into the man who helped change America in the most startling and powerful ways imaginable And indeed for the better

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Jackie Robinson A Biography review ↠ 103 E we watch the opening of an all American drama as late in 1945 Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers recognized Jack as the right player to break baseball's color barrier and the game was forever changedJack's never before published letters open up his relationship with his family especially his wife Rachel whom he married just as his perilous venture of integrating baseball began Her memories are a major resource of the narrative as we learn about the severe harassment Robinson endured from teammates and opponents alike; about death threats and exclusion; about joy and remarkable success We watch his courageous response to abuse first as a stoic endurer then as a fighter who epitomized courage and defianceWe see his growing friendship with white players like Pee Wee Reese and the black teammates who followed in his footsteps and his embrace by Brooklyn's fans We follow his blazing career 1947 Rookie of the Year; 19. I enjoyed this biography because it does not look at Robinson s life through hagiographic lenses but at the same time treats him with respect The relationship between Dodger owner Branch Rickey and Jackie is especially interesting and moving in the great admiration they had for each other up to Rickey s death Over half the book is spent on Jackie s life after retirement involving the civil rights movement of the 196o s and is uite interesting in how his life sometimes was in conflict with some black leaders of his generation such as Adam Clayton Powell and white political leaders such as Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon Highly recommended

  • Paperback
  • 560
  • Jackie Robinson A Biography
  • Arnold Rampersad
  • English
  • 13 April 2019
  • 9780345426550