Double Play

Double Play

Large Print - 2004 | Large print edition.
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This "home run thriller" ("New York Daily News") by the bestselling creator of the Spenser novels tells the story of when Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947, as seen through the eyes of a difficult, brooding, wounded man hired to guard Robinson.
Publisher: [Waterville, Maine] : Wheeler, 2004.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781587247309
1587247305
Branch Call Number: Large Print PAR
Characteristics: 285 pages (large print) ;,24 cm

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Dec 31, 2015

He still has a real life story that can inspire a story to become a fable. And that happens after fictional Joseph Burke meets real life Jackie Robinson. It's 1947 and Burke, a shattered war veteran moving on after a failed marriage, begins to work as a bodyguard. Job one goes sour but Burke gets a job two: working as a white bodyguard for the first black ballplayer in the major leagues, Jackie Robinson. Written with a careful attention to human yearlings and race relations, this winning book also includes separate childhood recollections from the author during this period.

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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