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Synopsis: During the first half of the twentieth century, Josh Gibson was a legendary figure among black baseball players, who were barred from playing in the major leagues. Perhaps baseball's greatest hitter, Gibson was known as "the black Babe Ruth." In this illuminating biography, William Brashler introduces an authentic American sports hero and recaptures the mood and style, the excitement and poignance of a world of black baseball that has vanished from the American scene. He traces Gibson's career from the sandlots and semi-pro teams of Pittsburgh, through his debut with the Homestead Grays in 1930, and on to his untimely death in 1947 at age thirty-five―the winter after Jackie Robinson broke through the minor leagues' color barrier. With 12 pages of black-and-white photographs.
"Brashler has put together a balanced account that, while deflating some of the apocryphal tales of Gibson's exploits, brings him into clear focus as one of the outstanding baseball players of his era....He emerges here as a stoic figure...totally dedicated to baseball."―New York Times Book Review.
"Brashler helps to cut through the legend of a moonfaced laughing giant and give us a sense of Josh's life, in and out of baseball."―New York Review of Books.
About the Author: William Brashler is also the editor of The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings, the highly regarded novel of a touring black baseball team in the pre-Jackie Robinson era, as well as two other novels, City Dogs and Giancana. He lives and writes in Chicago.
Title: Josh Gibson A Life In The Negro Leagues
Publisher: HARPER & ROW 1
Book Condition: Good
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0060104465I5N10
Book Description Harper & Row. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2670320645
Book Description Harper & Row, 1978. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP82439166
Book Description Book Condition: Good. More than average wear and tear, but pages are readable. Yellowing to pages - normal for age of paper stock. Ex library with stickers and markings. Stickers or sticker residue on the cover. Missing dust jacket. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 3148QS000REE
Book Description Harper & Row, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0060104465
Book Description New York Harper & Row, 1978. Schutzumschlag mit Randläsuren; Schnitt fleckig; mit Index; 201 S.; 0,45 kg, Zustand: Gut Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 450 21 cm, Hardcover, Guter Umschlag. Bookseller Inventory # 5868
Book Description Harper & Row/New York, NY, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Light wear to covers. Promo photo of Josh Gibson, announcing the publishing date of the book, is laid in. Content pages are clean and unmarked. DJ has light wear. DJ is not price clipped. 201 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 385724
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # 97800601044675.0
Book Description H&R, NY, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st edition. Ex-library. Good/Good. Quantity Available: 1. Category: baseball; ISBN: 0060104465. ISBN/EAN: 9780060104467. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 230. Bookseller Inventory # 230
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800601044673.0