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I Had A Hammer The Hank Aaron Story: Aaron, Henry; Wheeler, Lonnie

I Had A Hammer The Hank Aaron Story

Aaron, Henry; Wheeler, Lonnie

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ISBN 10: 0060163216 / ISBN 13: 9780060163211
Published by Harper Collins, New York, 1991
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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8vo. xvii, 333 pages. Illustrated with photographs. Hardcover with color photographic illustrated dust jacket. Signed by Hank Aaron on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 7129

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Title: I Had A Hammer The Hank Aaron Story

Publisher: Harper Collins, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The greatest home run hitter in baseball history recounts his life, from his poor beginnings in Alabama and his job with the Negro American League to his post-baseball career as a spokesman for the advancement of blacks

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Fans will be eager to read all-time home-run king Aaron's autobiography, written with freelancer Wheeler, especially as he was one of the last major league players with his roots in the Negro League. At 18 the Mobile, Ala.-born athlete was signed by the Indianapolis Clowns and within months was on his way to organized white baseball. He helped to integrate the South Atlantic (Sally) League--a horrible experience--and within two years was playing for the Braves in Milwaukee, Wis., a city that loved him; after 13 years the team moved to Atlanta, where he was shown little affection. Each chapter begins with a scene-setting introduction by Wheeler, then Aaron takes over, aided by reminiscences of boyhood friends, former teammates and baseball executives. The book is as much a social document as a memoir, for Aaron is militant on race relations and views himself as a major successor to Jackie Robinson in the fight to end sports racism, which he finds widely practiced still. Photos not seen by PW. 100,000 first printing; $125,000 ad/promo; author tour.
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