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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. 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 in a narrator s favor it must be handled deftly He does not pull it off here 2 Namedropping Mr Kahn constantly namedrops and mentions the places where he met different people related to this story It doesn t add any cache to the narrative for me it smacked on namedroppi Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide using slightly different details each time He also doesn t follow the arc of the chronological timeline While that can work in a narrator s favor it must be handled deftly He does not pull it off here 2 Namedropping Mr Kahn constantly namedrops and mentions the places where he met different people related to this story It doesn t add any cache to the narrative for me it smacked on namedroppi

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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. 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 walk off home run There is very little here that Kahn himself hasn t told already and even if you didn t read The Boys of Summer or The Era Mr Kahn s two better books on baseball and the Dodgers when they inhabited the Borough of Brooklyn in the County of Kings in the City of New York you will recognize much of what is here from the movie 42 or other sourcesYou have the league owners meeting to voice its disapproval of integration largely for financial reasons and a long since The Black Painting 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. 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 Fire and Desire use of The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox untold in the subtitle is stretching a practice swing into a walk off home run There is very little here that Kahn himself hasn t told already and even if you didn t read The Boys of Summer or The Era Mr Kahn s two better books on baseball and the Dodgers when they inhabited the Borough of Brooklyn in the County of Kings in the City of New York you will recognize much of what is here from the movie 42 or other sourcesYou have the league owners meeting to voice its disapproval of integration largely for financial reasons and a long since

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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


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 walk off home run There is very little here that Kahn himself hasn’t told already and even if you didn’t read

  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 revolutionary

  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

  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 f

  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 revered man in Dodger history if not baseball history Unfortunately there are no definite

  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

  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 break the racial barrier I learned about Robinson’s journey I learned about the players managers and ex

  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 s

  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 was their General Manager saying that what he was doing was an unfair advantage Though every player was being paid The aut

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