Featuring contributions by Maury Allen, Red Barber, Arthur Mann, Malcolm X, Roger Kahn, and many others, "The Jackie Robinson Reader" gathers together writings, many of them previously unpublished, which demonstrate the cultural impact of the first black Major League baseball player's actions and the life of the man himself.Featuring contributions by Maury Allen, Red Barber, Arthur Mann, Malcolm X, Roger Kahn, and many others, "The Jackie Robinson Reader" gathers together writings, many of them previously unpublished, which demonstrate the cultural impact of the first black Major League baseball player's actions and the life of the man himself.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 1997-02-24 It's probably not possible to publish an uninteresting book about pioneering African American Major Leaguer Jackie Robinson (1919-1972). This year is the 50th anniversary of Robinson's breaking the racial barrier in Major League Baseball. To commemorate that achievement, Tygiel (Baseball's Great Experiment) has collected a variety of writing, both recent and contemporary, to illuminate the life, career and personality of this extraordinary American. Interviews with Robinson's brother Mack (also a world-class athlete) and a college football teammate recall Robinson's brilliant feats in track and field and big-time college football during the 1930s. Tygiel includes his own detailed examination of the failed racist attempt to court-martial the young Lieutenant Robinson in 1944; a wonderful account by legendary black sportswriter Wendell Smith of Robinson's 1946 minor-league debut in Jersey City; a 1979 academic study on the social impact and political clash between Republican-to-be Robinson and the left-wing Paul Robeson; and a fascinating 1963 exchange of letters between Robinson and Malcolm X. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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