Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season
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New York : Simon & Schuster, [2007].
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796.357 ROBINSON Eig
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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2007].
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x, 323 pages, [16] pages of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
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English

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World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front--and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper--Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, Jonathan Eig presents a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.--From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Eig, J. (2007). Opening day: the story of Jackie Robinson's first season . Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Eig, Jonathan. 2007. Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Eig, Jonathan. Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season Simon & Schuster, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Eig, Jonathan. Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season Simon & Schuster, 2007.

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