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Title:
I never had it made : an autobiography of Jackie Robinson
Publication Information:
Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, c1995.
ISBN:
9780060555979
Physical Description:
xxiv, 279 p. [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Putnam, 1972.
Awards:
Coretta Scott King Author Award, 1973.
Contents:
Foreword / Cornel West -- Introduction / Hank Aaron -- Preface : Today / Jackie Robinson -- The noble experiment -- A dream deferred -- The nobel experiment -- Breaking the color barrier -- The major leagues -- Just another guy -- My own man -- The price of popularity -- The growing family -- The ninth inning -- After the ball game -- New horizons -- Campaigning for Nixon -- The Hall of Fame Award -- Conflict at the Apollo -- Crises at home -- On being black among the Republicans -- Differences with Malcolm X -- The Freedom Bank -- Hope and disillusionment in white politics -- The influence of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Jackie's prison -- Politics today -- " ... and he was free" -- Aftermath -- Epilogue.
Abstract:
Autobiography of an African American who broke the color barrier in major league baseball and devoted his life to achieving justice.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Grades 9-12 8 17 Quiz 66781 English non-fiction.
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