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Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover)
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, a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and New York University, has been a nurse, professor, business leader, and activist. In 1973 she founded the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a not-for-profit organization provid-ing educational and leadership opportunities for minority students. In 2005, she accepted the Congressional Medal of Honor on behalf of Jackie Robinson. She has two children and fifteen grandchildren.