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Jackie Robinson

Baseball (31-Jan-1919 — 24-Oct-1972)


Jonathan Eig. Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2007. 323pp.

Charles Lamb. Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson's First Spring Training. University of Nebraska. 2004. 226pp.

Arnold Rampersad. Jackie Robinson: A Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1997. 512pp.

Rachel Robinson; with Lee Daniels. Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams Inc.. 1996.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.940)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.601)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1252)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.881)

  10. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.264-67)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.618)

  12. American Lives: Sports (vol.2, pp.290-92)

  13. ESPN Sports Almanac 2004 (p.536)

  14. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, pp.231-33)

  15. Sports Illustrated 2005 Almanac (p.879)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.271)

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