Mr. Harvey Frommer, a friend of the NLBPA, has published another great book . . .
A vivid account of the two as genuine American heroes. (Washington Post
)One of the best . . . brutally honest with no punches pulled.
A fine and sympathetic biography. (Library Journal
Interesting and exciting book. (Jersey Journal
Thorough research, a vivid account. (Chicago Tribune
)A celebration, a nostalgic account.
Pleasant, upbeat look at this unusual pair. (Kirkus Reviews
)I've read more than a dozen books on the Rickey/Robinson tandem and I must say that Frommer's is the best structured. He brings Robinson's persona alive, proving why he was the first black man selected to break the racial barrier.
(Art Rust Jr. Black Issues Book Review
)Just a terrific book. It fills in so many of the blanks about the story of Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey. It's like a history lesson. And the intro by Monte Irvin puts it over the top. . . . highly recommended.
(Billy Sample, host, Major League Baseball Radio)An unusual and deeply moving book.
)Frommer's analysis of Rickey's motives sets this book apart . . . [Rickey and Robinson] raises all the right questions in interesting ways.
About the Author
Harvey Frommer has written 29 books and over 600 artivcles, mostly on sports subjects. The author of the classic New York City Baseball: 1947-1957
and the bestselling Throwing Heat
, Nolan Ryan's autobiography, he is professor of English in the City University of New York. Frommer lives with his family in North Woodmere, Long Island.