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In Rickey Robinson legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true unsanitized account of the integration of baseball a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate second hand reports This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce including revelatory material he'd buried in his notebooks in the 40s and 50s back when s. If this were a stand alone book I would have rated it much higher The fact is however there is very little new in this book that Mr Kahn hasn t previously provided in The Boys of Summer or The Era 1947 1957Or for that matter in Charles Einstein s wonderful work Willies Times It is a very interesting story and Kahn makes himself a primary character in this historical perspective of baseball s most revolutionary era The problem is it has been told before and frankly it is told several times within this book itself The writing is very repetitious and Kahn is extremely defensive in his own version of the historic signing of Robinson He suggests that his account is the only valid portrayal of the events while other journalists merely didn t care to get at the truth Still it is very entertaining and if you haven t read the other books on this topic you will be enlightened and fascinated by the machinations of some of the prominent press members of the day as well as the moral kindness of the man called Mr Rickey I found compelling the story of a minister s wife who was going to publish a book about her late husband and an account of how Rickey wrestled with his conscious and with his frugality over Robinson s potential influence on the balance sheet She describes Rickey pacing back and forth in her husbands studyoffice while the latter worked Then after an hour Rickey suddenly shouts that his prayers have been answered by God and he will sign Robinson to a contract To me that is compelling evidence that Rickey s sense of morality was his primary goal above any financial rewards in signing Robinson That was something I had never read before The Isles very little new in this book that Mr Kahn hasn t previously provided in The Boys of Summer or The Era 1947 1957Or for that matter in Charles Einstein s wonderful work Willies Times It is a KING very interesting story and Kahn makes himself a primary character in this historical perspective of baseball s most revolutionary era The problem is it has been told before and frankly it is told several times within this book itself The writing is Ty jesteś moje imię very repetitious and Kahn is extremely defensive in his own The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy version of the historic signing of Robinson He suggests that his account is the only Complete Amber Sourcebook valid portrayal of the events while other journalists merely didn t care to get at the truth Still it is Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet very entertaining and if you haven t read the other books on this topic you will be enlightened and fascinated by the machinations of some of the prominent press members of the day as well as the moral kindness of the man called Mr Rickey I found compelling the story of a minister s wife who was going to publish a book about her late husband and an account of how Rickey wrestled with his conscious and with his frugality over Robinson s potential influence on the balance sheet She describes Rickey pacing back and forth in her husbands studyoffice while the latter worked Then after an hour Rickey suddenly shouts that his prayers have been answered by God and he will sign Robinson to a contract To me that is compelling evidence that Rickey s sense of morality was his primary goal above any financial rewards in signing Robinson That was something I had never read before

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Ure to generate controversy as well as conversation No other sportswriter working today carries Kahn's authority when writing about this period in baseball history and the publication of this book Kahn's last is a true literary event In Rickey Robinson Kahn separates fact from myth to present a truthful portrait of baseball and its participants at a critical juncture in American histor. The content of this book was incredible but he told the story out of order and jumped around a lot which made it really hard to follow If it had been linear I probably would give four or five stars

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Portswriters were still known to protect players and baseball executivesThat starts first and foremost with an in depth examination of the two men chiefly responsible for making integration happen Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson Considering Robinson's exalted place in American culture as evidenced by the remarkable success of the recent biopic the book's eye opening revelations are s. Dodger history is full of some amazing characters Sandy Koufax Tommy Lasorda and Roy Campanella are amazing examples Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey are probably my top characters Vin Scully is without a doubt the most revered man in Dodger history if not baseball history Unfortunately there are no definite works by Scully or about Scully so until then I continue my pursuit of Robinson and Rickey Much has been written about Robinson and Rickey throughout the decades Together they changed the world Robinson obviously never had it made and he endured the worst but without Rickey there would be no 42 I am not too sure how much I could learn about these two Robinson is always portrayed as a gentle yet mostly restrained fighter and hero Rickey is given a complicated personality At times Rickey is portrayed as a saint that fights the good fight of integration Other times he is portrayed as an opportunistic businessman that sees integration as an easy way to get talented ballplayers at a cheaper price while drumming up ticket sales I like to compare Rickey to President Lincoln who is often depicted as being either indifferent to slavery or a staunch abolitionist The truth can be messy Roger Kahn known for the work Boys of Summer which at the time of this review I have not read here writes the so called untold story of baseball integration titled Rickey Robinson Given the title I was expecting an in depth look at the relationship between these two titans in baseball history I know Rickey and Robinson had a great respect for each other even though they did not see eye to eye on many things So I was uite surprised when I was over a hundred pages into the book and Rickey and Robinson had yet to be in the same room Granted there is a stage that needs to be set the American landscape looked a lot different in the 1930 s and 40 s but this means over the half the book does not include our two main characters The book is still interesting There is not a lot of different information here just a different perspective It is fun to read a lot of first hand accounts between Kahn and the Dodgers This book is not a just a history book but the personal interactions between the author and these legendary figures I think this book should be called Sportswriting in Brooklyn the untold stories of integration in baseball


10 thoughts on “Rickey Robinson

  1. says:

    Roger Kahn now 87 has fished these waters before and better This is not to say that Rickey and Robinson isn’t an entertaining read even if the use of “untold” in the subtitle is stretching a practice swing into a wal

  2. says:

    If this were a stand alone book I would have rated it much higher The fact is however there is very little new in this book that Mr Kahn hasn't previously provided in The Boys of Summer or The Era 1947 1957Or for that matter in Charles Einstein's wonderful work Willies Times It is a very interesting story and Kahn makes himself a primary character in this historical perspective of baseball's most revolutiona

  3. says:

    Time for Roger Kahn to shut down the old typewriter The problem is not that the book isn't interesting it is despite consistent repetition and a

  4. says:

    I am a die hard baseball fan Roger Kahn is probably the best known Baseball writer of the last half century Yet for some reason this is the first book of his I ever read I honestly don’t know why I was excited when beginning this book My dad was a Dodger fan as a child One of his first memories was of his father and o

  5. says:

    Dodger history is full of some amazing characters Sandy Koufax Tommy Lasorda and Roy Campanella are amazing examples Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey are probably my top characters Vin Scully is without a doubt the most rev

  6. says:

    In the beginning I was intrigued by Mr Kahn's straightforward writing style and 'insider' knowledge of the story of Rickey Robinson And while there were some insights shared throughout the book it suffered from two main weaknesses in my opinion1 Confusing chronology Kahn repeats stories multiple times and tells them using slightly different details each time He also doesn't follow the arc of the chronological timeline While that can work i

  7. says:

    Famed sportswriter and Brooklyn Dodgers insider Roger Kahn details the events and personalities pivotal in Jackie Robinson breaking the baseball racial barrier I learned about Branch Rickey’s background and desire to bre

  8. says:

    Kahn's whimsical style of writing captures the personalities of players and owners of the era showing how baseball reflected the racism of society and vice versa While economics played a secondary role in Rickey recruiting Robinson to break the color line his hatred of racism served as his overriding motivation the book illustrates how owners conspired for decades to keep blacks from playing America's pastime at the highest level Rickey a

  9. says:

    The content of this book was incredible but he told the story out of order and jumped around a lot which made it really hard to follow If it had been linear I probably would give four or five stars

  10. says:

    This book about Ricky and Robinson is mostly about the life of Branch Rickey but it is also filled with much than that The author talks about how the commissioner Landis band the Cardinals farm teams when Rickey

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