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  • Published: 28 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143120476
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $29.99
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Branch Rickey

A Life



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.

  • Published: 28 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143120476
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

About the author

Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy Breslin was born in Jamaica, Queens. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1986. His critically acclaimed books include The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?, The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez, several anthologies and a memoir.

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