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    DescriptionThe idea of integrating baseball began as a dream in the mind of Branch Rickey. In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, changing the sport and the nation forever. Rickey's is the classic American tale of a poor boy from Ohio whose deep-seated faith and dogged work ethic took him to the pinnacle of success, earning him a place in the Hall of Fame and in history. Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jimmy Breslin is a legend in his own right. In his inimitable anecdotal style, he provides a lively portrait of Rickey and his times, including such colorful characters as Dodgers' owner George V. McLaughlin (dubbed "George the Fifth" for his love of Scotch); diamond greats Leo Durocher, George Sisler, and Dizzy Dean; and Robinson himself, a man whose remarkable talent was equaled only by his resilience in the face of intolerance. Breslin brings to life the heady days when baseball emerged as the national pastime in this inspiring biography of a great American who remade a sport--and dreamed of remaking a country.


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    Title
    Branch Rickey
    Subtitle
    A Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jimmy Breslin, Narrator Dick Hill
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400119592
    ISBN 10: 1400119596
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, CHRN/LATE18
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BIC subject category V2: WSJT
    B&T Approval Code: A09302025
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003030
    DC22: 796.357092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54400
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV865.R45 B74 2011B
    Thema V1.0: SFC, DNBS
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    17 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Pulitzer Prize winner Jimmy Breslin is the the author of multiple bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including "The Good Rat," "The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez," and "Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?" Reader of over four hundred audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie Awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. "AudioFile" includes Dick on their prestigious list of Golden Voices.
    Review quote
    "Dick Hill delivers a gritty, enthusiastic account....Breslin culls the important nuggets from Rickey's life, and Hill shapes them. Together they craft the story of one of baseball's vanguards." ---AudioFile