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42 Is Not Just a Number written by Doreen Rappaport performed by JD Jackson and Doreen Rappaport on CD (Unabridged)

42 Is Not Just a Number written by Doreen Rappaport performed by JD Jackson and Doreen Rappaport on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781536685206
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Biography
Duration:  130 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Doreen Rappaport
Narrator 1:  JD Jackson
Narrator 2:  Doreen Rappaport

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An eye-opening look at the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and became an American hero. Baseball, basketball, football - no matter the game, Jackie Robinson excelled. His talents would have easily landed another man a career in pro sports, but in...

America in the 1930s and '40s, such opportunities were closed to athletes like Jackie for one reason: his skin was the wrong color. Settling for playing baseball in the Negro Leagues, Jackie chafed at the inability to prove himself where it mattered most: the major leagues.

Then in 1946, Branch Rickey, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, decided he was going to break the "rules" of segregation: he recruited Jackie Robinson. Fiercely determined, Jackie faced cruel and sometimes violent hatred and discrimination, but he proved himself again and again, exhibiting courage, restraint, and a phenomenal ability to play the game. In this compelling biography, award-winning author Doreen Rappaport chronicles the extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson and how his achievements won over - and changed - a segregated nation.