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His dream was to play major league baseball and he came this close to fulfilling that dream. Was it part of a greater plan? Had he not taken his parents' advice that he earn a college degree, Jesse White may well have played on baseball’s grandest stage. That he didn’t is probably the reason thousands of young people beat the odds that stack against inner city youth in today’s American society. Clearly, baseball’s loss was their salvation. They Call Heroes Mister: The Jesse White Story, is a book about sacrifice, discipline and sports. It also is a story that includes political intrigue and heartbreak. Most of all, it is a story of redemption and how some people, despite the odds, can succeed in a hard and cold world. In age when despair and disappointment too often outstrip hope and triumph, Jesse White is an inspiration to young and old alike. His story will inspire everyone who reads They Call Heroes Mister: The Jesse White Story.
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The author of They Call Heroes Mister: The Jesse White Story, Rick Davis shared one of Jesse White’s dreams while growing up on the south side of Chicago. “As a kid I never wanted to be anything but a baseball player,” Davis remembers. “And I took it as far as I could. But the time comes when, like it or not, every little kid has to grow up. Fortunately, about the same time I figured out I wasn’t very good at turning the double play, I learned that I was pretty good at turning a phrase.” After earning a degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University, Davis went to work as a newspaper reporter in Kankakee, Illinois. Since then, he has expanded his horizon and taken his career into the field of media strategy and public relations. The Jesse White Story is Davis’ second published book. He is the author of the first authorized biography of former Chicago Bulls star Bob Love (Butterbean: When Glory’s Just a Whisper). Coincidentally, both biographies study the lives of men who lived in the South during some of this nation’s most trying times.
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Book Description Lumen-us Publications, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0970361173
Book Description Lumen-us Publications, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0970361173
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