I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson

I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson Author Jackie Robinson
ISBN-10 0060555971
ISBN-13 9780060555979
Year 2003-05-06
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Ecco
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The Autobiography of a Boy of Summer Who Became a Man for All SeasonsBefore Barry Bonds before Reggie Jackson before Hank Aaron baseball s stars had one undeniable trait in common they were all white In 1947 Jackie Robinson broke that barrier striking a crucial blow for racial equality and changing the world of sports forever I Never Had It Made is Robinson s own candid hard hitting account of what it took to become the first black man in history to play in the major leagues I Never Had It Made recalls Robinson s early years and influences his time at UCLA where he became the school s first four letter athlete his army stint during World War II when he challenged Jim Crow laws and narrowly escaped court martial his years of frustration on and off the field with the Negro Leagues and finally that fateful day when Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers proposed what became known as the Noble Experiment Robinson would step up to bat to integrate and revolutionize baseball More than a baseball story I Never Had It Made also reveals the highs and lows of Robinson s life after baseball He recounts his political aspirations and civil rights activism his friendships with Martin Luther King Jr Malcolm X William Buckley Jr and Nelson Rockefeller and his troubled relationship with his son Jackie Jr Originally published the year Robinson died I Never Had It Made endures as an inspiring story of a man whose heroism extended well beyond the playing field

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I Never Had It Made

I Never Had It Made Author Jackie Robinson
ISBN-10 9780062287298
Release 2013-03-19
Pages 320

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Author Arnold Rampersad
ISBN-10 9780307788481
Release 2011-06-08
Pages 560