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Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date May 4, 2010
Pages 392
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812977974
ISBN-10 0812977971
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $16.00 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

Through dogged research and extensive interviews, award-winning author and journalist Larry Tye has tracked down the truth about this majestic and enigmatic pitcher. Here is the stirring account of the child born to a poor Alabama washerwoman, the boy who earned his nickname from his enterprising work as a railroad porter, and the young man who took up baseball on the streets and in reform school before becoming the superstar hurler of the Negro Leagues.
In unprecedented detail, Tye reveals how Paige, hurt and angry when Jackie Robinson beat him in breaking the Majors’ color barrier, emerged at the improbable age of forty-two to help propel the Cleveland Indians to the World Series. (“Age is a case of mind over matter,” he said.  “If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”)

Rewriting our history of baseball’s integration with Paige in the starring role and separating truth from legend, Satchel is a story as large as this larger-than-life man.

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from Random House Inc (May 4, 2010)
9780812977974 | details & prices | 392 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.00
About: He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him.
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