Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey

A Life

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143120476
  • 160 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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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Penguin Lives
Jimmy Breslin
R. W. B. Lewis
Martin E. Marty
Mary Gordon
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