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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jackie Robinson Narrator: Ossie Davis Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A straightforward yet inspiring story of what it took to be the first man of color to break into the white world of professional sports. Jackie Robinson's story is more than a telling of his tremendous talent; it is also a recollection that showcases his tenacious spirit, bravery, and the courage of his ideals.

From the early influences of family and friends, to his time at UCLA, to the Army, where he challenged racism and Jim Crow laws, Jackie Robinson traces his life to playing in the black leagues, frustrated by the abuses and restrictions of second-class status in professional baseball.

As Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, began to look around for a player to break the color barrier in 1946, he knew he needed a man of character who could withstand the pressures of his Noble Experiment. Choosing Robinson gave both of them the chance to prove what they believed in.

Struggles that continued in his personal life and in response to the turbulent sixties are interpreted with insight by Robinson and will give listeners an added appreciation for the amazing strength of his character. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel Coyne | 1/20/2014

    " GOP advisors who want more african-americans to join their party should read the last several chapters of this book. Eye-opening. People don't (shouldn't) forget this type of thing too quick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by April Cobb | 12/29/2013

    " I loved this. I had no idea how difficult life was when a black man emerged into the Major Leagues. Jackie really was a real man and a very intelligent man who saw the big picture and sacrificed greatly to make a difference. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Billy Buhler | 12/28/2013

    " i am on chapter to of the book. its really great so far and i am enjoying reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mr. Paul | 12/22/2013

    " You will love this book even if you hate baseball. Jackie Robinson is a real super hero. "

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