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Branch Rickey : A Life

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The book that inspired Harrison Ford in his portrayal of Branch Rickey in the hit movie "42"In a brilliant match between author and subject, this latest addition to the Penguin Lives series features the inimitable Jimmy Breslin telling the rags-to-riches tale of Branch Rickey, the legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who integrated baseball by putting Jackie Robinson into the major leagues. Moving from the dusty Midwest towns where Rickey built baseball's farm system to the Brooklyn streets where he hatched his most famous plan, Breslin brilliantly captures the heady days when baseball became the national pastime. What emerges is the irresistible story of a schemer and redeemer, a great American who remade a sport-and dreamed of remaking a country. See Branch Rickey's life brought to the screen in the hit movie "42" in theaters everywhere now.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 147 pages
  • 126 x 180 x 22mm | 117.93g
  • Penguin Books
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143120476
  • 9780143120476
  • 1,514,880

About Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy Breslin was born in Jamaica, Queens. He is the author of multiple bestselling and critically acclaimed books, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He lives in New York City.
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