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Titel: Jackie Robinson : An Intimate Portrait
Verlag: Harry N Abrams Inc., 1996, New York
Einband: Hard Cover
Zustand: Near Fine
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine
Signiert: Signed by Author
Auflage: First Edition.
First edn., inscribed on the title page to previous owner, in a large, beautiful script: "With best wishes / Rachel Robinson". 240 pp. Folio size. Hardcover. Published by Harry N. Abrams Inc., N.Y., 1996. Profusely illustrated with photographs of Jackie Robinson from his professional & personal life. Book and dustjacket in Fine condition, except for faint water stain at edge of rear board. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002612
Inhaltsangabe: In an evocative and personal memoir enhanced by hundreds of photographs, the widow of Jackie Robinson provides an intimate portrait of her husband, his rise to success, the impact of his fame on the family, and his life after baseball. 51,000 first printing. $51,000 ad/promo.
Rezension: This rich collection of 301 black-and-white photographs, published in time for the 50th anniversary of the integration of professional baseball in 1947, chronicles the life of Jackie Robinson, one of America's most beloved--and least-known--sports heroes. Robinson's stoicism allowed him to endure racist taunts and mistreatment as the first black major leaguer, but it also kept his fans, and even his family, from seeing beyond the quiet dignity that characterized his public persona. Robinson died prematurely at age 53, having admitted that "I had too much stored up inside." From these photos, and the text co-authored by Lee Daniel, a more full idea of Robinson, the man, emerges.
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