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e-Book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season (Playaway Adult Nonfiction) download

e-Book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season (Playaway Adult Nonfiction) download

by Richard Allen PhD,Jonathan Eig

ISBN: 1615745696
ISBN13: 978-1615745692
Language: English
Publisher: Findaway World (December 1, 2009)
Category: Biographies
Subategory: Sport

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Rating: 4.6
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By telling the story of Jackie Robinson, Jonathan Eig is tackling a story that has been told many times through different mediums, ranging from children's books like In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson to books like Baseball's Great Experiment and films like The Jackie.

By telling the story of Jackie Robinson, Jonathan Eig is tackling a story that has been told many times through different mediums, ranging from children's books like In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson to books like Baseball's Great Experiment and films like The Jackie Robinson Story. This can be very daunting in the 21st century, as most readers will know so much about Robinson that it is important for the writer to try and dig even further into the story of the 1947 season.

There are two stories in particular that Eig questions the authenticity of the myths.

Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season. I admittedly can not get through Jackie Robinson Day each spring without getting goosebumps. There are two stories in particular that Eig questions the authenticity of the myths. One is the hug that Robinson supposedly received from teammate Pee Wee Resse. There are conflicting stories about whether this actually took place and Eig cites many sources that question this event.

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Chris Lamb’s Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training, for example, was .

Chris Lamb’s Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training, for example, was published a few years ago. And now we have Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, by Jonathan Eig, who crosses boroughs on a subway series of his own after his well-received biography of the Yankees’ Lou Gehrig ( Luckiest Man ) from two years ago. History has a way of playing cruel jokes, and this anniversary comes at a time when persuading black athletes to choose baseball (over basketball and football) has proved almost as much of a challenge as allowing them in was mo. .

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Jackie Robinson was a humble man with a strong competitive spirit

Jackie Robinson was a humble man with a strong competitive spirit. His passion to win made him a great ball player, but his passion for equality and justice made him a great man. Opening Day is not just about Jackie Robinson and his journey through his inaugural season, it is about America in 1947. By telling the story of Jackie Robinson, Jonathan Eig is tackling a story that has been told many times through different mediums, ranging from children's books like In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson to books like Baseball's Great Experiment and films like The Jackie Robinson Story.

In Opening Day, Jonathan Eig tells the true story behind the national pastime’s .

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. 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. He is the author of several books, including two highly acclaimed bestsellers, Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig and Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season.

When the "Jackie Robinson Story" was on, I watched it every night, and literally .

When the "Jackie Robinson Story" was on, I watched it every night, and literally memorized the dialogue. People forget that the Brooklyn Dodgers were the "original America's team". And that was because of Jackie. The story of Jackie Robinson has been told in several books by many distinguished authors. Now Jonathan Eig, author of the definitive book on Lou Gehrig, has given us a fresh look at the Brooklyn Dodgers of 1947, which was Robinson's initial season with the team. This is the first book that I know of that chronicles the 1947 season (w/some "flashbacks", which are necessary to understand some of the people and the culture and thought of the time).

By telling the story of Jackie Robinson, Jonathan Eig is tackling a story that has been told many times through different mediums, ranging from children's books like In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson to books like Baseball's Great Experiment and films like The Jackie.

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. In Opening Day, Jonathan Eig tells the true story behind the national pastime's most sacred myth. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, Eig presents a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil rights era.
Comments:
Bele
Hard to believe this is the same author that wrote an outstanding bio on Muhammad Ali, this book (I bought the MP3 version) was weak but perhaps that had to due with age. Pretty much a rehash of numerous articles written through the years so anyone over the age of 40 might be mightily bored. The title “Opening Day” is misleading as there are only a few paragraphs regarding the opening day game against the Boston Braves on 15 April 1947, potential readers instead should to focus on the sub-heading of ‘the story of Jackie Robinson’s first season.’ The book covers not only the year but numerous personalities from Babe Ruth to Branch Rickey and everyone in between, in fact that can be very off-putting for anyone expecting a great deal of baseball; very little about the actual play of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. My personal complaint has to do with the reader, Richard Allen. It’s obvious from the many awards Mr. Allen has won that many love his deep rich voice, but this is not James Earl Jones; Allen speaks in a very stilted, very precise manner as if speaking to a child. Since I’m a fan of 1940s/50s baseball it hurt when listening to his many (and I mean many) mispronunciations of players names. If you have a young person in your life that is eager to learn about life (and racism) in America of that era, this is the book for you!

CrazyDemon
Jackie Robinson is one of the most legendary figures in the history of sports. In 1947, Jack Roosevelt Robinson broke the color barrier becoming the first African-American in Major League Baseball. Years before Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., number 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers stepped onto the baseball diamond at Ebbets Field and forever changed America.

The road was definitely not easy for Jackie. On the field he was taunted, teased, and provoked all season long. Off the field he rarely could sleep in the same hotel or eat in the same restaurant as his teammates, typically he would be forced to the segregated parts of the community during road trips. Yet despite the challenges from inside and out, Jackie Robinson was a force to be reckoned with. He accepted the challenge to not only be a role model to African-Americans, but also an incredible ball player.

Easily the MVP of his team, Jackie led a mediocre Brooklyn Dodger ball club to the World Series. Unfortunately, Jackie's historical first year ended with the much hated Yankees winning it all. Nevertheless, 1947 would go down in history as one of the most influential years in professional sports.

Jackie Robinson is a legend. He was given a seemingly impossible task and he succeeded unbelievably. Jackie Robinson was a humble man with a strong competitive spirit. His passion to win made him a great ball player, but his passion for equality and justice made him a great man.

Opening Day is not just about Jackie Robinson and his journey through his inaugural season, it is about America in 1947. Jackie's presence changed the nation: professional sports, politics, business, black culture, white culture, newsprint, entertainment, etc. For the first time, all Americans were forced to examine their prejudices. If you are a student of baseball history or American history or the civil rights movement, this book gives the reader a wonderful, unbiased snapshot of the world during the 1947 baseball season.

Bad Sunny
This is my third Jackie Robinson biography (not including the one assigned to us in fourth grade), and it is my favorite. It turns out that not some but much of what is accepted as fact is in reality open to debate. (I won't say which facts, so as not to spoil the fun of finding out.) Eig is quite clear on what is established, what is believed to have happened but not proven, and what vignettes probably did not happen but have avoided scrutiny over the last 65 years, mostly because we want to believe they happened.

As a result you can read Opening Day knowing that nothing is assumed, the author took no shortcuts and if something is in here and isn't otherwise qualified, it happened.

This approach creates a very human dimension to the story missing in previous biographies. Almost everyone involved in this season is portrayed in shades of gray, even Branch Rickey. I came away thinking -- and Eig does very little moralizing so you figure this out on your own -- that Robinson became indeed as important a figure in civil rights as anyone, simply by quietly doing his job. This whole story is about people quietly doing their jobs, and by learning to act in their own best interests to do their jobs better, advancing civil rights as much if not more in one year than in the any of the 10-15 subsequent years.

Goldfury
Author Jonathan Eig does an excellent job of putting the reader in Jackie Robinson's shoes for the 1947 season. You get a good sense of what life was like for Robinson, on and off the field. He and his wife Rachael and young son, Jack Jr., shared a small bedroom in the Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment of a woman in a black neighborhood. The living conditions only added to the stress of Robinson's rookie season. Can you imagine any rookie living that way today?

Eig details how teammates and opponents treated Robinson. Many of his teammates were aloof, at best. Many were Southerns who didn't care for him. The role Dixie Walker played in supposedly circulating a petition protesting Robinson's addition to the Dodgers is covered.

Eig recounts each series of the 1947, detailing how opponents treated Robinson, how he performed on the field, and how he had to room with black families when he was on the road. It's interesting to see how some things changed as the season progressed.

This book is essential for any fan who wants to know more about Jackie Robinson and the 1947 season. It will increase whatever admiration you have for Robinson.

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