Branch Rickey : A Life

Branch Rickey : A Life

Description

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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Details

Author(s)
Jimmy Breslin
Format
Paperback | 147 pages
Dimensions
124 x 180 x 18mm | 113g
Publication date
28 Feb 2012
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0143120476
ISBN13
9780143120476
Bestsellers rank
1,882,540