Jackie Robinson : An Intimate Portrait

Signed By Mrs. Jackie Robinson

Publisher Harry N. Abrams
Year 1996
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 240
Binding Hardcover
Condition Fine
$199.95

Harry N. Abrams, 1996. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Hand signed by Jackie Robinson"s widow, author Rachel Robinson, large and bold in black on title page. Excellent near mint condition, original dust jacket. "In this intimate biography, Rachel Robinson tells the story of her husband, baseball great Jackie Robinson, and of her life and struggles with him--a tale that includes baseball, family, friends, the business world, and the civil rights movement. Robinson"s keen observations and sharp memories are enhanced by a unique collection of photographs--many never before published--that allow readers into the Robinsons" life. With a compelling forward by noted journalist and educator Roger Wilkins, and epilogues by the Robinsons two living children, this is a new and revealing picture of a man who is a hero to many." Remarkable addition to any collection or a future heirloom gift for any baseball fan or American history buff with this being authored and signed in person by the person closest and most influential to the great "number 42." 240 pages.