In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball-a story that for decades has relied largely on inaccurate, secondhand reports. Focusing on Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson, Kahn's account is based on exclusive reporting and his personal reminiscences, including revelatory material he buried in his tebooks in the '40s and '50s. Rickey and Robinson were chiefly responsible for making integration happen. Through in-depth examinations of both men, Kahn separates fact from myth to present a truthful portrait of baseball and its participants at a critical juncture in American history.
Roger Kahn, considered by many to be America's greatest living sportswriter, is the author of 20 books including his classic bestseller, The Boys of Summer. A former reporter for the New York Herald Tribune, Kahn has contributed to magazines such as Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Time, and the Saturday Evening Post. He lives in Stone Ridge, NY.