Double Play

Double Play

Book - 2004
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"It is 1947, the year Jackie Robinson breaks major-league baseball's color barrier by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers--and changes the world. This is the story of that season, as told through the eyes of a difficult, brooding, and wounded man named Joseph Burke. Burke, a veteran of World War II and a survivor of Guadalcanal, is hired by Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey to guard Robinson. While Burke shadows Robinson, a man of tremendous strength and character suddenly thrust into the media spotlight, the bodyguard must also face some hard truths of his own, in a world where the wrong associations can prove fatal."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004.
ISBN: 9780399151880
0399151885
Call Number: PARKER
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 -- Fiction.
Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) -- Fiction.
African American baseball players -- Fiction.
Baseball players -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Bodyguards -- Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Sports stories.
Biographical fiction.

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carrilis Aug 17, 2012

This fiction-based-on-fact novel was quite enjoyable. It takes place the year Jackie Robinson is brought up to the majors and revolves around he and his bodyguard.

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