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Beyond Home Plate
Jackie Robinson on Life after Baseball

Edited by Michael G. Long

Cloth $29.95    |    978-0-8156-1001-4    |    2013
ebook 978-0-8156-5218-2

"Offers what I would have thought was impossible: a new way to think about Jackie Robinson."—David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times

"A terrific, even invaluable collection. [These] syndicated columns, and a sprinkling of earlier pieces, offer the ex-Brooklyn Dodger great’s often astute reflections on a broad range of issues pertaining to civil rights, foreign affairs, and, of course, baseball.... Highly Recommended."—Library Journal

"Beyond Home Plate will open the eyes of fans who think of Jackie Robinson primarily as a tool for [Branch] Rickey or even mainly as a courageous and excellent baseball player. Jackie Robinson was more than both of those things; he was a man deeply concerned enough about civil rights to bring his ideas to the public and to act on them himself."—New York Journal of Books

"A book which offers insight into post-baseball Robinson.... Required reading."—New York Post

"Jackie Robinson was much more than a splendid athlete who made history by his glittering skills on the baseball field and his courage in breaking racial barriers there. A highly intelligent, sensitive, searching human being, he was also a man of many ideas and opinions that challenged the status quo in America at every turn. Michael Long’s Beyond Home Plate richly documents this larger vision of one of our most revered national icons"—Arnold Rampersad, author of Jackie Robinson: A Biography

  Beyond Home Plate Jackie Robinson on Life after Baseball

Michael G. Long   Michael G. Long is the author and editor of several books on politics, religion, and civil rights. He is the editor, most recently, of Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall.

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