Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover)
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In the spring of 1947, Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking down baseball's decades-old color barrier and changing the face of the game forever. In this intimate portrait, Robinson's widow, Rachel, tells her husband's story--and that of her life with him--from her unique perspective, comple-mented by 301 black-and-white photographs from her own collection. Now back in print with a new jacket, this classic book is a moving tribute to a remarkable man seen through the eyes of an equally remarkable woman.
About the Author
Rachel Robinson is the author of the novels "Escaped", "Embraced", and "Six". Rachel has been writing stories and creating characters for as long as she can remember. She currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with her family. Visit her at racheljrobinson.com.
Lee Daniels was until 2005 the editor of the National Urban League's public-policy journal "The State of Black America," He was for twenty years a reporter for "The New York Times" and "The Washington Post," Born in Boston, he now lives in New York City.
Roger Wilkins was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Watergate. He lives in Washington, D.C.