Описание: This bestselling account of the most important season in baseball history, 1947, tells the dramatic story of how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and changed baseball forever. April 15, 1947, marked the most important opening day in baseball history. When Jackie Robinson stepped onto the diamond that afternoon at Ebbets Field, he became the first black man to break into major-league baseball in the twentieth century. World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front and Robinson had a chance to lead the way. In "Opening Day," Jonathan Eig tells the true story behind the national pastime s most sacred myth. He offers new insights into events of sixty years ago and punctures some familiar legends. Was it true that the St. Louis Cardinals plotted to boycott their first home game against the Brooklyn Dodgers? Was Pee Wee Reese really Robinson s closest ally on the team? Was Dixie Walker his greatest foe? How did Robinson handle the extraordinary stress of being the only black man in baseball and still manage to perform so well on the field? "Opening Day" is also the story of a team of underdogs that came together against tremendous odds to capture the pennant. Facing the powerful New York Yankees, Robinson and the Dodgers battled to the seventh game in one of the most thrilling World Series competitions of all time. 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. Full of new details and thrilling action, "Opening Day" brings to life baseball s ultimate story."
Автор: Eig Название: Luckiest Man ISBN: 0743268938 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780743268936 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 1331 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The definitive account of the life and tragic death of baseball legend Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig was a baseball legend the Iron Horse, the stoic New York Yankee who was the greatest first baseman in history, a man whose consecutive-games streak was ended by a horrible disease that now bears his name. But as this definitive new biography makes clear, Gehrig s life was more complicated and, perhaps, even more heroic than anyone really knew. Drawing on new interviews and more than two hundred pages of previously unpublished letters to and from Gehrig, "Luckiest Man" gives us an intimate portrait of the man who became an American hero: his life as a shy and awkward youth growing up in New York City, his unlikely friendship with Babe Ruth (a friendship that allegedly ended over rumors that Ruth had had an affair with Gehrig s wife), and his stellar career with the Yankees, where his consecutive-games streak stood for more than half a century. What was not previously known, however, is that symptoms of Gehrig s affliction began appearing in 1938, earlier than is commonly acknowledged. Later, aware that he was dying, Gehrig exhibited a perseverance that was truly inspiring; he lived the last two years of his short life with the same grace and dignity with which he gave his now-famous luckiest man speech. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, Jonathan Eig s "Luckiest Man" shows us one of the greatest baseball players of all time as we ve never seen him before."
Автор: Plaut, W.gunther Plaut, Jonathan V. Название: Eight decades ISBN: 1550028618 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781550028614 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3061 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Offers a selection of the author`s previously published articles and essays. This title includes discussions on history, biblical topics, literature and linguistics, theological questions, moral and social issues, perspectives on Reform Judaism, legal issues, and Israel.
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