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Rickey & Robinson by Roger Kahn

Rickey & Robinson

Rickey & Robinson by Roger Kahn
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Sep 15, 2015 | 304 Pages
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“Much has been written about Jackie Robinson and much has been written about Branch Rickey. But, thanks to the legendary Roger Kahn, we are granted front-row access to the inner workings of a fascinating–and historic–relationship. Like its author, Rickey & Robinson is a treasure.” —Jeff Pearlman, bestselling author of Showtime and The Bad Guys Won

“Roger Kahn’s classic, The Boys of Summer, changed my life–that and Catcher in the Rye were the two books that made me dream of becoming a writer. Now, Roger returns to the Brooklyn Dodgers to breathe new life into the two familiar men who changed baseball and, in their own way, America. I thought I knew everything there was to know about Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson but, not surprisingly, I’m still learning from Roger Kahn.” —Joe Posnanski, bestselling author of The Soul of Baseball and The Machine, national columnist for NBC Sports

“Branch Rickey signed me in 1946, a few months after his historical signing of Jackie Robinson. Jackie and I were teammates with the Dodgers for nine wonderful seasons, including the 1955 World Championship season later memorialized in Roger Kahn’s masterpiece, The Boys of Summer. But Mr. Rickey’s and Jackie’s baseball accomplishments pale in comparison to the cultural impact they had on America, an impact that reverberates to this day. Roger knew both men well. Read his words and you will, too.” —Carl Erskine, Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, 1948-1959

“If you think you know the full Branch Rickey-Jackie Robinson story, you don’t. And you won’t until you read Roger Kahn’s Rickey & Robinson, which tells the tale in new, vivid, unvarnished ways. This, at last, is the definitive account.” —Will Leitch, author of Are We Winning?, senior writer for Sports On Earth and founder of Deadspin

“Kahn’s offering stands apart with its wealth of personal information and observations that the veteran sportswriter must have kept in his notebooks for decades.” —The Boston Globe

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