I Never Had It Made

Author : Jackie Robinson
ISBN : 9780062287298
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Autobiography of a Boy of Summer Who Became a Man for All Seasons Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier, striking a crucial blow for racial equality and changing the world of sports forever. I Never Had It Made is Robinson's own candid, hard-hitting account of what it took to become the first black man in history to play in the major leagues. I Never Had It Made recalls Robinson's early years and influences: his time at UCLA, where he became the school's first four-letter athlete; his army stint during World War II, when he challenged Jim Crow laws and narrowly escaped court martial; his years of frustration, on and off the field, with the Negro Leagues; and finally that fateful day when Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers proposed what became known as the "Noble Experiment"—Robinson would step up to bat to integrate and revolutionize baseball. More than a baseball story, I Never Had It Made also reveals the highs and lows of Robinson's life after baseball. He recounts his political aspirations and civil rights activism; his friendships with Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, William Buckley, Jr., and Nelson Rockefeller; and his troubled relationship with his son, Jackie, Jr. Originally published the year Robinson died, I Never Had It Made endures as an inspiring story of a man whose heroism extended well beyond the playing field.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hidden Figures Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author : Margot Lee Shetterly
ISBN : 9783959676434
Genre : History
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist
Category: History

Barracuda 945

Author : Patrick Robinson
ISBN : 9783641184032
Genre : Fiction
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Der US-Sicherheitsberater Admiral Arnold Morgan muss einen der gefährlichsten Terroristen ausschalten – einen Mann, den die westlichen Militärs selbst ausgebildet haben. Ray Kerman ist der Kopf hinter den brutalen Anschlägen der islamischen Hamas. Jetzt will er mit dem Atom-U-Boot Barracuda 945 die gesamte Ölversorgung der Amerikaner an der Küste Alaskas lahm legen.
Category: Fiction

Jackie Robinson

Author : Charles E. Pederson
ISBN : 1604535261
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Biography of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in major league baseball.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sieben M Nner Die Geschichte Schrieben

Author : Eric Metaxas
ISBN : 9783775172028
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Anhand von sieben Kurzporträts illustriert Metaxas, was wahres Menschsein bedeutet. Mit dabei: Martin Luther, seit 500 Jahren ein Held. Sklavenbefreier William Wilberforce. Sportler Eric Liddell, dem Gott wichtiger war als seine Goldmedaille. Märtyrer Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Der erste schwarze Baseballspieler, Jackie Robinson. Papst Johannes Paul II., der für die Würde des Lebens eintrat. Und Ex-Präsidentenberater Charles Colson, für den Watergate zum Wendepunkt seines Lebens wurde. Der Bestsellerautor schreibt Beiträge für verschiedene Medien (u.a. New York Times, CNN). In Deutschland wurde er vor allem durch seine Bonhoeffer-Biografie bekannt.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jackie Robinson

Author : Mary Kay Linge
ISBN : 0313338280
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles the first African American to play baseball in the Major League.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Powerful Moments In Sports

Author : Martin Gitlin
ISBN : 9781442264960
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. Billie Jean King takes on Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes. Title IX is passed. Some moments in sports—whether they take place on a track, on a tennis court, or in a courtroom—transcend the event itself. Some have helped America live out its creed that all men are created equal. Others have pushed the nation toward gender equality. Others have changed individual sports to such a degree that they have transformed society. Powerful Moments in Sports: The Most Significant Sporting Events in American History encompasses more than a single player, team, or game. This book looks at how a particular event revolutionized a sport, how a contest of speed inspired a nation, or even how a humble victory affected the world. Martin Gitlin considers such impactful moments as Jackie Robinson’s integration of Major League Baseball, Gertrude Ederle becoming the first female to swim the English Channel—and shattering the times of five men who had accomplished the feat before her—and the underdog US hockey team defeating the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics. The twenty events featured in this book had profound social, political, and cultural importance and inspired athletes and spectators alike. Spanning multiple decades, Powerful Moments in Sports reveals the tremendous impact athletes have had on America—and the world—over the years. Covering football, baseball, hockey, basketball, track and field, boxing, and more, this book will fascinate and enlighten sports fans, historians, and those interested in the impact of athletic endeavors on culture and society.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Black Bruins

Author : James W. Johnson
ISBN : 9781496201836
Genre : History
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"The intertwined story of five influential African American athletes who came together as teammates at UCLA in the 1930s" --
Category: History

From Jack Johnson To Lebron James

Author : Chris Lamb
ISBN : 9780803285248
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The campaign for racial equality in sports has both reflected and affected the campaign for racial equality in the United States. Some of the most significant and publicized stories in this campaign in the twentieth century have happened in sports, including, of course, Jackie Robinson in baseball; Jesse Owens, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos in track; Arthur Ashe in tennis; and Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, and Muhammad Ali in boxing. Long after the full integration of college and professional athletics, race continues to play a major role in sports. Not long ago, sportswriters and sportscasters ignored racial issues. They now contribute to the public's evolving racial attitudes on issues both on and off the field, ranging from integration to self-determination to masculinity. From Jack Johnson to LeBron James examines the intersection of sports, race, and the media in the twentieth century and beyond. The essays are linked by a number of questions, including: How did the black and white media differ in content and context in their reporting of these stories? How did the media acknowledge race in their stories? Did the media recognize these stories as historically significant? Considering how media coverage has evolved over the years, the essays begin with the racially charged reporting of Jack Johnson's reign as heavyweight champion and carry up to the present, covering the media narratives surrounding the Michael Vick dogfighting case in a supposedly post-racial era and the media's handling of LeBron James's announcement to leave Cleveland for Miami.
Category: Biography & Autobiography