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If you love baseball, you will love this book.
I do believe the reader would have been better served by having the editor remind Breslin that it was not a newspaper column he was writing, but a book of facts.
The recipient will be here tomorrow, so until then I do not know how it is, but assume as book it will be just fine.
My interest in learning more and more about Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey has ground exponentially since watching the well-done blockbuster 42 that appeared in my HBO-watch... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Book Mark
I bought this book for my son to help him remember what the game is about. Hope he enjoys it.Published 1 month ago by Tom Prosapio
I knew little about the story behind Jackie Robinson's braking the color barrier in MLB. I saw the film "49" and wondered how accurate it was in the portrayal of Branch... Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Nitardy
I know why Jackie Robinson did what he did but wondered about Branch Ricky's motives. Good, informative read that answered that question.Published 6 months ago by marz
A good read about one of the most important and innovative figures in baseball history, but one who deserves a more comprehensive and scholarly treatment. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Hotspur
This is a very short book. The author gives us a good overview of what Branch Rickey was all about. At the same time, his attention wanders. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gail Erb
Very simplistic. Written WAY after the facts were created. Sophomoric. Written long after Breslin stopped writing like Breslin. All that I thought it would be... it wasn't.Published 7 months ago by Don Siebert
I found this book to read like an article in the sport pages - although substantially longer. If you're a fan of baseball history, you'll grasp more of the details and tangential... Read morePublished 9 months ago by J Burnett
Great supplement to the movie. Confirms some stories, expands others and introduces New material altogether. An easy and fun read.Published 9 months ago by Ronald N. Hughey