42 faith : the rest of the Jackie Robinson story

Title
42 faith : the rest of the Jackie Robinson story

Author
Henry, Ed, author.

ISBN
9780718088804

Physical Description
xxii, 333 pages ; 24 cm

Personal Subject
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972.
 
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972-Religion.
 
Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965-Religion.

Subject Term
African American baseball players -- Biography.
 
Discrimination in sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

Geographic Term
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

Genre
Biographies

Summary
"Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson's family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie's humanity that few have taken the time to see. With many baseball stories to enthrall even the most ardent enthusiast, 42 Faith also digs deep into why Jackie was the man he was and what both drove him and challenged him after his retirement. From his early years before baseball, to his time with Branch Rickey and the Dodgers, to his failing health in his final years, we see a man of faith that few have recognized. This book will add a whole new dimension to Robinson's already awe-inspiring legacy. Yes, Jackie and Branch are both still heroes long after their deaths. Now, we learn more fully than ever before, there was an assist from God too"--


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Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)Book921 ROBINSON11Nonfiction Collection
Oakdale LibraryBook921 ROBINSON11Nonfiction Collection
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Book921 ROBINSON11Nonfiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Book921 ROBINSON11Nonfiction Collection