"This book tells two stories. One is about Campy the ballplayer. . . . The other is about Campy the quadriplegic. Either story would make this book worth reading. The combination of the two lifts it far out of the category of the usual as-told-to sports book. . . . Campy comes through. There is enough of his flavor and spirit to make this the real ...
"This book tells two stories. One is about Campy the ballplayer. . . . The other is about Campy the quadriplegic. Either story would make this book worth reading. The combination of the two lifts it far out of the category of the usual as-told-to sports book. . . . Campy comes through. There is enough of his flavor and spirit to make this the real article."-Norman Cousins, Saturday Review. "Campy relates the story of his big league adventures and misadventures with sparkling humor, and his whole personality glows in the words that he himself could not write because of his disability."-Arthur Daley, New York Times. "Inspiring and engrossing."-Chicago Sunday Tribune. "Thrilling. . . . Strictly speaking, this is not an autobiography but a true adventure story of one man's battle against seemingly unsurmountable odds."-Library Journal. "As intensely personal and vividly human a book as any ball player has ever written. . . . If anybody conveys a feeling of the happiness of being alive, of the physical delight in sports, of quiet pride in having had a part in ending the racial barriers of big league ball, Roy Campanella is the man."-New York Herald Tribune Book Review. Three-time winner of the National League's Most Valuable Player award, Roy Campanella was catcher for the Brooklyn (soon to be Los Angeles) Dodgers in January 1958, when a car accident left him permanently paralyzed. It's Good to Be Alive describes his determination to rally from helplessness and help other quadriplegics. It looks back to a famous career and to a childhood on the sandlots of Philadelphia. Introducing this Bison Book edition is Jules Tygiel, a professor of history at San Francisco State University and theauthor of Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy.
Good. 1959 Hardcover 1st illus. 306 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Fair Condition. Size: Mass Market. F108. Wear and scuffing to covers; pages yellowed; good reading copy. Story of the Dodgers Hall of Famer, his tragic 1958 accident, and his reaction to it. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Baseball; Baseball. Inventory No: 059048.
Fair with no dust jacket. Pb, light wear/soil, crease at spine/upper front corner/lower rear cover, hint of mildew smell, name/nbr in marker on inside cover, lightly bleeding over to front, name on 1st pg, pgs starting to darken, b&w photos; 12mo 7"-7½" tall; 288 pages.
Good Condition in Fair jacket. Ex-library with typical marks; wear to edges; some soiling and creasing; good reading copy. The dj is creased and discolored; wrapped; glued inside covers. Life story of the Dodgers hall of fame catcher. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Baseball; Inventory No: 088162.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
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