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Double play

by Parker, Robert B., 1932-2010.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Mysteries pb PAR mys
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Mysteries
 
Call Number  pb PAR mys
 
 
Summary
"Parker pretty much defies category altogether in this deeply felt and intimately told memory tale, which takes place during the historic baseball season of 1947...Fusing this chapter of sports history with a hard-boiled gangster plot and haunting recollections of his own Boston boyhood, Parker fashions a hugely entertaining fiction."-- The New York Times

1947: Jackie Robinson breaks major-league baseball's color barrier--and changes the world. The event also changes the life of Joseph Burke, veteran of World War II and Robinson's bodyguard--because under the media spotlight, hard truths are easier than ever to see, and harder to escape. And some can prove fatal.
Additional Information
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.
Biographical fiction.
Publisher New York :Berkley Books,2005
Language English
Description 289 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN 0425199630
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